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Resilience (회복의 길)

회복의 길 (Hoi-bok-eui Gil)

Directed by Tammy Chu (태미 추)

Documentary

75min | Release date in South Korea :

"Resilience" is a co-production between South Korea and the USA

Each year, thousands of children are sent to the West for adoption. South Korea has sent more children than any other country, an estimated 200,000 over the past 55 years. Despite being one of the world’s strongest economies, it continues to do so. With every new family created by adoption, another family gets torn apart.

A story of loss and separation, Resilience is a character-driven documentary that takes a unique look at international adoption from the perspective of a Korean birth mother and her American son. A single story among the thousands of stories untold, the film follows the remarkable journey of Myungja as she reconnects with her son Brent (Sung-wook) after 30 years apart. Through their initial reunion on national television to subsequent meetings and departures, they attempt to build a relationship amidst family betrayal and the legacy of adoption. But with so many obstacles--language, culture, distance, and unspoken loss--can two strangers find a way to become mother and son?

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Resilience | Cast

  • No Myunja (노명자)
    As
    Self, Mom
    (본인, 엄마)
  • Brent (브렌트)
    As
    Self, Son
    (본인, 아들)

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  • Hyeon Bin and Clara 8 years ago

    2013/07/23, Source,
    Actor Hyeon Bin and Clara's picture from 8 years ago is drawing eyes. A video of a commercial from 8 years ago was posted online recently,...More
  • Korean-American Director Rediscovers Roots

    2011/11/27, Source,
    Tammy Chu was adopted by an American family at the age of nine and raised in rural New York state. She never saw another Korean until she went to college. "I remember what my birth parents looked like, but I forgot how to speak Korean and memories of Korean culture also disappeared from my mind", she recalls. Chu became a documentary film director and came back to Korea in 1998 for a project. "When I came to Seoul, it felt strange yet familiar and uncomfortable yet comfortable".,...More
  • Taboo topics turn Proustian in 'Re-encounter'

    2011/02/10, Source,
    Yoo Da-in appears in scene from "Re-encounter", which follows the story of a young woman searching for her daughter, thought to be adopted. / Courtesy of Indiestory By Lee Hyo-won A scorned lover, a dementia-stricken widow and even a sickly stray dog meander through memories and abandoned houses. In "Re-encounter", these dusty, depressing subjects, paired with uncomfortable issues like teenage pregnancy, adoption and animal rights, all somehow melt into a beautiful, poetically sparse mise-en-scene,...More
  • Cinderella story brings fantasy back into drama

    2011/01/17, Source,
    The promotional poster for "Secret Garden", which aired on SBS from November 2010 to Sunday. The drama was an updated take on the Cinderalla story, but acknowledged the reality of class division and the impossibility of its love plot. Provided by the JoongAng Ilbo The drama "Secret Garden", which ended on Sunday, achieved something rare in the candy-coated world of Korean drama. Not only was it popular, it elevated the banal Cinderella story to another level and created a new Cinderella for the modern age. Throughout its run, the fantasy drama hooked viewers with its fantastic plot, in which the leading characters switch bodies, and attractive leading actors. Viewer ratings peaked at 35.2 percent for the last episode and averaged 30 percent for the series as a whole,...More
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 Produced by
 Tammy Chu (태미 추)
Staff
Technics
75 min HD 16/9
Web site
www.resiliencefilm.c...
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Airing dates : 2010/09/30

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