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The Way Home Korean Movie Dvd (Award Winning Movie) with English Sub NTSC All region code

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Award Winning: Best Film : Grand Bell Award, South Korea Winner : Young Artist Award Best youn actor in an international film Best Film : Baek Sang Film Special Features: Trailer Behind the scene The Way Home is a touching story about a spoiled city boy, Sang Woo, whose single mom falls on hard times. The mom has no choice but to ship the boy off to the rural mountain town where his grandma lives. The grandmother is a hunchback lady with serious osteoporosis from bending over low stoves all her life. She's also mute and illiterate.Despite the physical setbacks, she works diligently without complaining. Her character is so cute, you fall in love with her right away. At first, the SangWoo treats his grandma with disrespect and apathy. He assumes she's a country bumpkin because she's unfamiliar with the trappings of the modern world.(How could she possible not know what Kentucky Fried chicken is??!!)He tries to keep himself occupied with the things he brought with him from the city: his rollerblades, his toys, his Coca Cola and his tins of Spam. However, after seeing all the sacrafices the gentle old woman makes for him, he soon learns some important lessons about love, kindness, selflessness and humility. A long way home has a purposefully slow pace to mimick the slow pace of life in the countryside. In the beginning you wonder if anything is going to happen in the movie, but profound moments come out of very simple events. In addition, the striking scenery and the beautiful cinematography makes the movie a delight to watch. The most remarkable thing about this movie is Eul-boon Kim, the woman who plays the grandmother. She had never even seen a movie before acting in this one! The director Jeong-hyang Lee found her during an extensive talent search among real rural village people. Bring some tissues if you watch this movie (It's a tearjerker!) and don't forget to call your grandma afterwards to tell her you love her

Product Details

  • Actors: Kim Eul Boon Yu Seong Ho
  • Format: NTSC
  • Subtitles: English, Thai
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Box Of Fun Ltd
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003DBYCR0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,162 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I caught this little known movie (to me anyway) on a free cable week-end and cannot speak highly enough about it. It does take awhile to slow down and go with the flow of the characters and environment before realizing I did not want to take even a brief bathroom break or I might miss some of the "action." Big city Mom needs to get her finances back in order and places her son with her rural, mute (Korean) mother. Grandson is NOT happy at all and only when his batteries run out does he interact with his new environment and grandmother much at all. The actress who played the grandmother had never seen a movie before acting in this one? Amazing! The movie is dedicated to grandmothers everywhere--stated at the end. A movie for the adult/grandparents crowd. The juxtaposition between modern life and primitive rural life play together very well.
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What a charming, wonderful movie! I viewed this by borrowing it from my local library. I liked it so much I had to have a copy of my own. The disc came in excellent condition and in good timing. Make sure you watch the original language and not the voice over. The voice over sounds cheesy.
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This is a story about human value and human values, in a nation where childhood is revered. Sang-woo, a seven year old who expects to be treated like a Prince, is taken to live with his grandmother, who leads a humble and financially impoverished life, but is rich in love, generosity of spirit, and understanding of people. Sang-Woo, a product of big city life and culture in South Korea, must live with her in a rural, alien world, where he can't even get batteries for his games console! The boy's mother comes across as rather passive and unable to take responsibility, and appears to have dumped Sang-Woo rather than deal with him as well as look for work. Sang-Woo is intelligent, and as a result, he feels abandoned and bewildered. As a strong personality, he acts up and tries to take control of his surroundings; this does not go well, and he learns that his actions have effects on everyone. His Grandmother gives him the time he needs to come round, all the time displaying quiet love and gentle guidance. This charming film is full of warmth, humour, anguish, and love, and the two leads are outstanding.
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I watched this subtitled Korean film as part of an amazing week-long seminar with KAFE (Korean Academy for Educators), thanks to the Korean Foundation and USC's Korea Studies Institute. This movie recounts the story of an indignant city boy in Korea sent to live with his grandmother in the country and his difficulty adjusting to a new environment and way of life. The most interesting and organic role is the grandmother who never utters a word, yet every emotion is poured out of her soul through her eyes. She gives of herself endlessly to accommodate and care for her young grandson. As the script was written, the character of the young boy really did not change until the last ten minutes of the movie. His insolent and disrespectful attitude towards the grandmother was tiresome to watch for almost the duration of the film. However, the setting, which provided a slice of life in the Korean countryside, was amazing. It gave the viewer a different perspective of life in the country and provided a stark contrast to urban life in Korea.
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This was a movie that I watched during my week long seminar through KAFE, sponsored by USC Korean Studies Institute. It is quite amazing how the grandmother is playing herself in the movie, and your eyes are opened to how people live around the world. It was a heartwarming, but slow movie that captures a young city boy's change in character, who is forced to live with his grandmother in the countryside, the polar opposite of what he is accustomed to, but eventually learns to love and appreciate his grandmother. The journey begins when his mother is forced to send him to live with his grandmother. He is appalled about the living conditions - no electricity, plumbing, or anything that resembles his comfortable city life. He resents his grandmother and her inability to verbally communicate. He is unappreciative of his grandmother's efforts to make him comfortable and happy. It's not until the very end where his character changes and demonstrates love and compassion for his grandmother.
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It is an excellent movie for all family. It depicts the love from a grandmother to a grandson. The movie shows the lock of traditions and respect that our society is creating due to our materialistic way of living and our busy work load day. We must work in order to pay our bills and since that takes priority in our life we forget about our responsibilities, which in some cases are children. They end up paying the consequences for our acts. But, the positive side of the movie is teaching us that we can count on grandparents to help us teach some of the traditions and values they implanted in us. I recommend this movie. It really makes me think how important grandparents are in teaching values and traditions with their wise stories. Thank you KAFE for a showing a great way to appreciate our elders!!!!!
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