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A Girl at My Door

트레일러 재생

JUNG July

  • South Korea
  • 2014
  • 119min
  • 18 +
  • color

fiction / lesbian / abuse

SYNOPSIS

Young-nam is a police officer demoted to a small beach town's chief from police headquarters in Seoul. Now, as the chief of a local precinct, Young-nam tries to save a young girl named Do-hee from her abusive stepfather at the cost of her career — an act Do-hee makes the dangerous decision to reciprocate.​

PROGRAM NOTE

Young-nam, a police officer demoted to a remote town by the sea, helps Do-hee, a girl who is assaulted by her stepfather and grandmother. Do-hee, who has scars of bullying and abuse, starts to blindly follow Young-nam’s favor since Young-nam told her, “It is very bad that an adult hits a child.” Do-hee’s bizarre desire for Young-nam gives her stepfather an excuse to attack Young-nam as Young-nam is a lesbian. Even so, what saves Young-nam is also Do-hee’s monster-like lie in which her desires are manifested. Although Young-nam certainly exists in the town, she has her own presence, which does not mix with the people in the town. It is difficult to imagine someone else playing the character other than Bae Doona. Whether it is the act of pouring soju into a water bottle and drinking it, or a breakup with a previous lover, Bae Doona portrays a face that chooses to erase her wounds, rather than to receive it. Hence, when Young-nam finally suggests Do-hee to accompany her with tears in her eyes, Bae Doona’s face is powerful. Bae Doona, who had decided to appear in the film 5 minutes after reading the film script, said that Young-nam is a grounded person, but she is hard to exist in reality. She took on a difficult role and left a deep impression on audience, which allowed her to win Best Actress at Asian Film Awards. [LEE Yujin] 

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Director

  • JUNG July
    She majored in Film, TV & Multimedia from Sungkyungkwan University and then in Film Directing from School of Film, TV & Multimedia, Korea National University of Arts. Her feature debut A Girl at My Door was officially invited to Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. She received Best First Film at The Stockholm IFF.

Credit

  • ProducerLEE Changdong, Lee Joondong
  • Cast BAE Doona, KIM Saeron, SONG Sae-byuk
  • Screenwriter July JUNG
  • Cinematographer KIM Hyunseok
  • Editor LEE Younglim
  • Music JANG Young-gyu
  • Sound KIM Hyun-sang, LEAD SOUND
  • Production Design YOON Sang-yoon

WORLD SALES

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