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My Father (마이 파더)

마이 파더 (Ma-i Pa-deo)

Directed by Hwang Dong-hyeok (황동혁)

Screenplay by ,


107min | Release date in South Korea :

James Parker, adopted overseas as a child, comes back to Korea as a U.S. soldier to find his birth family. He finds his biological father, who is in jail awaiting the death sentence. Their meeting is awkward at first, but sympathy and love grow between them.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "My Father"

    James Parker (played by Daniel Henney) is in a similar position to many other internationally adopted Koreans. He wants to find out what happened to his birth parents. From the beginning "My Father" does a good job establishing the ambiguity of this goal. The first thing his adoptive family does is worry, and his sister, also adopted from Korea, points out that James may not like what he finds. A father on death row? Yeah, that's trouble. "My Father" is in the strange place of seeming too preposterous and melodramatic to be plausible, yet as the credits sequence clearly illustrates, the basic outline of events here was in fact based on a true story,...More
  • [HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.02.21 ~ 2014.02.23

    Ice gives way to fire as "Pompeii" overthrows "Frozen" at the top… Disney's Oscar contender "Frozen" was finally dislodged at the top of pile in a hotly contested tussle at the top. This past weekend saw Paul W. S. Anderson's disaster epic "Pompeii" entered in first position (542,060-21.3%), a film that has been struggling globally after poor reviews stunted its hopes of reaching the $100M it took to produce. Despite its unimpressive stats thus far, Anderson's indulgent 3D flick only narrowly outplayed Kim Kwang-sik-I's newly released "Tabloid Truth" (440,829-20%). "Tabloid Truth" is already looking good to overtake Kim's pervious effort with "My Dear Desperado", a romantic comedy that claimed nearly 700K stubs back in 2010,...More
  • An interview with movie director Hwang Dong-hyeok

    2014/02/10, Source,
    -You have a high-pitched and loud voice. Im just a fun guy. I crack jokes in this voice and cheer people up when drinking. When I said I would be the director of "The Crucible", my friends wondered why I make such a movie. -Your debut film "My Father"" (2007) and "Miss Granny" are all about families. Both movies are about my family. "My Father" is in line with a short film, which I made while studying in the U.S. I was strongly impressed when my aunt who was adopted by an American family came to Korea to her mother, who is my grandmother. My mother lost her husband at 29 like Nah Moon-hee in "Miss Granny". She also lives with my grandmother,...More
  • Jeong Ga-eun makes a statement regarding scandal

    2013/09/10, Source,
    Netizens are curious about Bae Ho-geun. Bae Ho-geun was born in the year 1977 and debuted through the movie "Bravo My Life - 2007". He's 186cm tall, good looking and starred in movies, "My Father", "Haeundae", "Heartbeat", "You Pet" and more. He recently starred in "The Hero" and is looking towards a comeback,...More
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 Jo Geun-hyeon (조근현)
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 Lim Seon-ae-I (임선애)
 Kim Hyeon-cheol-I (김현철)
107 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Release date in South Korea : 2007/09/06
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As of 2007.09.30 : 841,838 admissions (total)
As of 2007.09.23 : 717,884 admissions (total)
As of 2007.09.16 : 622,107 admissions (total)
As of 2007.09.09 : 354,673 admissions (total)

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My Father (2007) by Seoul22407

est Korean Movie I've ever seen. I actually saw it for the first time on a Singapore Airlines flight from San Francisco to Seoul. It had me in tears. Great movie

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Does anyone know who plays the sister in the very beginning?
2007-12-17 23:34:50
2007-11-01 22:32:33
I didn't expect that Daniel's acting skill will grown beyond our expectation this early considering his ability in speaking Korean not really fluently...Two thumbs up, Daniel oppa.....
I'm excited to see this movie, it looks like DH may do some genuine, heartfelt acting here.......I can't wait!
2007-10-20 01:47:23
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