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Grown Up (어른이 되면)

어른이 되면 (eo-leun-i doi-myeon)

Directed by Jang Hye-yeong (장혜영)

Screenplay by

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98min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
A heartwarming story of two sisters, Hye-yeong and Hye-jeong. The film chronicles Hye-yeong’s struggle to survive this society with her younger sister Hye-jeong, who had previously been placed in a care center for disabled people. Just because she was born with a disability, Hye-jeong had no choice but to live in a care center from the ages 13 to 30, but Hye-yeong starts asking questions about her sister’s life. The two sisters move in together and prepare to live as members of the society—shopping and sharing various foods together. However, Hye-jeong doesn’t find the society very helpful. Consequently, Hye-yeong spends a lot of time looking after Hye-jeong, and the two get to know each other better. At the same time, the film takes a close look at the people around Hye-jeong. That is where the true strength of the film lies. We are not led to pity or blow the whistle on the life of Hye-jeong who, as a social minority, had to remain invisible. Nor do we perceive Hye-yeong’s task of looking after her younger sister as overbearing or exhausting. The film achieves a balance between Hye-jeong’s journey to become who she really is and the way Hye-yeong and her friends come to terms with her new identity. The result is a symmetrical perspective towards both the one who looks after and the one who is looked after. [LEE Seung Min]

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Grown Up | Cast

  • Jang Hye-jeong (장혜정)
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    (본인)
  • Jang Hye-yeong (장혜영)
    Jang Hye-yeong
    장혜영

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    Self
    (본인)
  • Yoon Jeong-min (윤정민)
    As
    Self
    (본인)
  • Lee Eun-kyeong (이은경)
    As
    Self
    (본인)
  • Yoo In-seo (유인서)
    As
    Self
    (본인)

Grown Up | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Grown Up"

    2019/01/12
    The last time writer/director Jang Hye-yeong saw her mentally challenged younger sister Hye-jeong was...um, that detail's actually a bit unclear, come to think of it. We're explicitly told that that Hye-jeong was put in an assisted care facility at the age of thirteen, and that the subject of "Grown Up" is the decision made by writer/director Jang Hye-yeong to remove her sister from the facility and live together with her some seventeen years later. But an awful lot of the background is surprisingly vague,...More

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 Produced by
 Jang Hye-yeong (장혜영)
Staff
 Jang Hye-yeong (장혜영)
 Cinematographer
 Jang Hye-yeong (장혜영)
 Score composer
 Jang Hye-yeong (장혜영)
 
 Kim Il-kwon-I (김일권)
 Distribution department
 Jang Hye-yeong (장혜영)
 Score composer
Technical Information
98 min 
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Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2018/12/13
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2019.01.06 : 4 601 admissions (total)
As of 2018.12.30 : 4 142 admissions (total)
As of 2018.12.23 : 3 274 admissions (total)
As of 2018.12.16 : 2 265 admissions (total)
As of 2018.12.09 : 1 530 admissions (total)

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