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Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 6 PM (B2)

Mon, Feb 16, 2009
at 1 PM (B4)


DIRECTOR: Tae-Kyung Kim - South Korea

Although living in extreme poverty in North Korea, Yong-su and his family find contentment and comfort just being together.  When his pregnant wife becomes ill, Yong-su secretly crosses the border to China to find medicine to cure her. There, he's arrested as an illegal worker and events quickly spiral out of his control.  He finds himself a pawn of the "North Korea Liberation Coalition," and is ultimately sent to South Korea.  Meanwhile, his wife's situation turns dire, and his son Jun is taken to a labor camp in Mongolia.  Undeterred by their circumstances, father and son keep faith that they will reunite.  More interested in life's injustices and cruel ironies than in taking sides in an impossible political situation, Kim's emotional film is this year's Korean submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Selected Filmography: First Kiss (98), Volcano High (01), Romance of Their Own (04), A Millionaire's First Love (06).

Sponsored by the Oregon Korean Foundation.

B2     107 Minutes    

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