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Barbie (바비)

바비 (Ba-bi)

Directed by Lee Sang-woo-IV (이상우)

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97min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
Best known for his low-budget hits "Father is a Dog" and "Mother is a Whore", Berkeley graduate Lee Sang-woo-IV directed this remarkable ‘big picture’ with almost $100,000, a family drama that takes an unflinching look at Korea’s image as baby exportation center for the world. Its allegory-like drama is heightened by breathtaking performances by popular young actor Lee Cheon-hee, who plays a bastard-like uncle, and the two sister actresses, Kim Sae-ron and Kim Ah-ron.

16th Busan Film Festival

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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Barbie"

    2013/09/20
    It's difficult to frame the issues involved with international adoption without offending someone- I would imagine that any adopters of Korean children would be grossly offended by the portrait shown of the industry in this film. But then, that's the dirty little secret. It is in large part an industry, tied heavily to market incentives and engrossed in the world economy. This is made all too clear from the beginning where we see that little girl Soon-Ja (played by Kim Ah-ron) has a deeply unsettling obsession with all things American. In a ramshackle house, where she lives with her older sister and mentally retarded father, chronically ill Soon-Ja would seem to be the ideal choice for a better life in the United States,...More

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 Produced by
 Cha Seung-jae (차승재)
Staff
 Kim Tae-yeong-II (김태영)
 Producer
 Lee Sang-woo-IV (이상우)
 Editor
 Lee Sang-woo-IV (이상우)
 Trailer
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97 min 
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Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2012/10/25
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2012.11.04 : 1 977 admissions (total)
As of 2012.10.28 : 1 052  admissions (total)

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