A Girl At My Door

Synopsis



Young-nam was a top graduate of the Korean police academy, but due to “misconduct” is transferred to a post at a small seaside village. On her first patrol she encounters the mysterious Dohee; a young girl excluded by her local community.

As Young-nam adapts to her new life, she witnesses Dohee’s situation and is compelled to protect the girl from her family by letting her move in. All is well with this unconventional arrangement until Dohee’s drunken father decides he wants her back.

Having premiered in Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival, A GIRL AT MY DOOR is a fresh and rare gem, directed and written by July Jung (one of the few female filmmakers to have emerged from South Korea) and produced by Lee Changdong who directed created masterpieces POETRY and SECRET SUNSHINE.

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Director: July Jong
Cert: 15
Language: Korean
Cast: Doona Bae, Sae-ron Kim

Reviews


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“Powerful and thrilling”
-David West, Neo
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“Doona Bae gives a mesmerising, outstanding performance”
-Kenji Lloyd, Final Reel
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“an icy, surgical look at South Korean society, critiquing its intolerance and sexism”
-The Upcoming
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“the film unspools into a noirish drama, all unclear motives and unexpected twists”
-Diva
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“July Jun’g impressive directorial debut is at once a plangent character study and transgressive drama”
-CineVue
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“an atmospheric, thought-provoking, melodramatic debut from July Jung”
-Empire
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“Moody, morose, and strangely compelling”
-Bruce LaBruce
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“First time director July Jung juggles a great many issues but deftly keeps the plates spinning in a soulful, shattering drama that highlights the lengths desperate people will go to survive”
-Total Film
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“Mesmerizing performances by Doona Bae and Kim Sae-ron power this wrenching drama”
-Variety
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“a magnetic performance by the excellent Doona Bae”
-Mark Adams

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