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Resilience (회복의 길)

회복의 길 (Hoi-bok-eui Gil)

Directed by Tammy Chu (태미 추)


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?


Resilience | Cast

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

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  • Korea's 2040 generation, onscreen and on the pages

    2011/11/25, Source,
    The 2040 generation, which refers to young people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, is emerging as a significant political, social and cultural demographic in Korea today (Photo: Weekly Gonggam). Faced with uncertain prospects birthed by the worldwide trend of the jobless economic recovery, the younger generations of Korea have redefined themselves as a politically and socially potent demographic. A 2010 opinion poll conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of 1,000 young people in their 20s found that the primary issue of concern among respondents was employment. Following with these developments, the term "2040 generation" has emerged not only as a buzzword in Korean media and social commentary but also a theme of contemporary culture. The unprecedented turnout of "2040" voters in the recent 2011 Seoul mayoral election, in particular, was seen as an effort by younger generations to engage the wider society in a much-needed dialogue on their needs,...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
  • San Diego Fest selects 7 Korean films
    2010/10/08, Source,
    A total of seven Korean features will be showcased to California audiences at the upcoming 11th San Diego Asian Film Festival, set to run Oct. 21 – 28. The fest will screen 140 films from 20 countries with a line-up of both commercial and art house favorites.

    Korean films in the program run th,...
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 Produced by
 Tammy Chu (태미 추)
75 min HD 16/9
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Airing dates : 2010/09/30

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