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The Birth of a Family (가족의 탄생)

가족의 탄생 (Ga-jok-eui Tan-saeng)

Directed by Kim Tae-yong (김태용)

Screenplay by ,


113min | Release date in South Korea :

Official title : "Family Ties"


Mi-ra, who runs a small snack food restaurant, has a trouble-maker brother, Hyung-chul. After being discharged from the military, he goes missing. After five years Hyung-chul suddenly comes back home accompanied by a middle-aged woman, Mu-sin. He gives a bunch of flowers to Mi-ra and introduces Mu-sin as his wife, even though they have not had a wedding ceremony. Mu-sin looks at least 20 years older than Hyung-chul. From that moment, an eccentric family is born.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The Birth of a Family"

    Technically it's probably most accurate to call "The Birth of a Family" an omnibus. The first two are non-connected stories which share only a general theme- that some people in the world are horribly impulsive and selfish, and it's the responsibility of their more level-headed family members to take charge for the mistakes of their more childish blood relatives. And this is true even if the entire part of the story right up until the end has been about said level-headed family members trying to avoid this eventuality and follow their dreams instead,...More
  • Three Korean films highlighted in Berlin

    2014/03/02, Source,
    A scene from "Sprout" (photo courtesy of the Berlin International Film Festival) Three Korean films received awards recently at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. The winners were "Sprout", directed by Yoon Ga-eun, "Non-fiction Diary", by Jung Yoon-suk, and "A Dream of Iron", by Kelvin Kyung Kun Park. The short film "Sprout" won the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film in the Generation Kplus category. Generation Kplus is for films about children and youth and aims at integrating children and youth into the festival's film-aesthetic discourse, but is a place for encounters between people of all ages. "Sprout" is a story about little Bory who ventures out alone to buy bean sprouts missing from their meal to commemorate her late grandfather,...More
  • Korean family-themed films reach global audience

    2014/01/30, Source,
    Eight Korean family-themed movies are now available across more than 110 countries in eight languages, including simplified Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, Russian and Arabic. The Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and the Korean Film Archive (KOFA) on January 22 released their co-produced "Family on Screen: Understanding Korean Society and Family through Films", a DVD collection of eight movies depicting Korean families, sorted by period. The series comes with subtitles in eight languages and a reference manual that provides explanations of each film in both Korean and English,...More
  • "Princess Aurora - Drama" wins over "Ugly Alert"

    2013/05/20, Source,
    MBC daily drama "Princess Aurora - Drama" gets the first laugh in the competition with SBS "Ugly Alert". According to Nielsen Korea on the 21st, "Princess Aurora - Drama" rated 11.0% while "Ugly Alert" recorded 7.0%,...More
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 Jo Seong-woo (조성우)
 Kim Joon (김준)
 Art director
 Kim Joon (김준)
 Kim Joong-hyeon (김중현)
 Directing department
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
 Poster designer
 Ryoo Yong-jae (류용재)
 Kim Jeong-hwan-I (김정환)
 Production department
 Kim Gyoo-nam (김규남)
 Management department
113 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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US$ 2.5 M
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Release date in South Korea : 2006/05/18
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As of 2006.06.04 : 167,209 admissions (total)
As of 2006.05.28 : 155,948 admissions (total)
As of 2006.05.21 : 101,334 admissions (total)

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