How To Steal A Dog

Synopsis: Ji-so, a young girl who doesn't have a house because of her bankrupted dad. In order to get money to buy a house she plan to steals wealthy people's dogs to earn reward money when she returns them.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family
Director(s): Sung-ho Kim
  1 win & 5 nominations.
109 min




This is a fable by

a man named Aesop.

The hares decided that

they've had enough.

Hunted by the lions,

startled by wolves,

and chased by eagles,

they all wanted to eat them.

So rather than living this terrible life,

they decided to jump!

Into the pond and die!

But when they were falling into the pond,

the frogs were startled

and jumped out of the water.

The moral of this story is,

there is always someone

worse off than yourself.

So, don't be too sad or disappointed

because you're in a difficult situation.

If Aesop was in my shoes,

could he have written that?

Definitely not.


What?! Getting a divorce?

I knew it, it doesn't even surprise me.

She won't accept alimony? Is she nuts?!

The way I see it, she's the cheater.

There's evidence, I heard some things.

That corner store owner...

Holy cow!

Why are they always hiding!

Afternoon, ma'am. License please.

I only spoke a few words.

License please.

I only said 2 words,

give me a ticket for that.

You can't just pick and choose.

- Come on, mister.

- Mom.

It's embarrassing.

My kid's embarrassed, bill me for 2 words.

So anal...

It's the law, give it to me already.

I'll get off here.

Where do you always go? Your house's far.

That way.

Ma'am, I'll get off here.

Okay, take care.

Whatever, Mr. Johnny Law.

Don't call me that, I'm an officer.

- Okay, Mr. Officer, listen.

- Mom, I'll be back!

Hey! You got private class!

Original Story by Barbara O'CONNOR

Screenplay by KIM Sung-Ho, SHIN Yeon-Shick

Do you know how much that is?


Been a while.

I'm not just managing a restaurant.

Only the loaded VIPs dine here.

If we dated like I wanted,

you could've been...

Hey, drop it.

When can I start? I'm in a bit of a rush.

Could you decide soon?

Well, I have the hiring power,

but this is my aunt's business.

So there's a protocol. Let's see.

Where's your address?

Come on, you know me.

- She's here.

- Hurry up!

Good afternoon, madam.

She's interviewing for the extra hand...

She looks pleasant.

Wolly, let's go upstairs.


Don't go there without my permission.

You're not a beggar!

Who cares if my belly's full.

You're wrong!

Did you ever consider

how others would see us?

It's nice to get free stuff

with your puppy eyes.

But life isn't so easy.

Once you're ignored, it's all over!



I've been following you since the car.

We... we're...

moving to a bigger house.

- Really?

- Yeah.

Dad's pizza shop's doing so well.

I see.

So, we're staying here for just one week.

One week?

The house... isn't ready...

Mom left us these for dinner.

There's hot water at the corner store.

You'll be embarrassed to be with me.

My mom's far more embarrassing.

We may become homeless.

Maybe we already are.

Your mom won't let you play with me.

I won't hate you for it,

we don't have to be friends.

Let's stay friends.

You won't tell anyone?

Not even your mom?


I told you I'd get a job right away.

I still got tricks up my sleeve.

So, when do we buy a house?

You said it'd a week,

but it's been a month.

Go back to daycare,

I'll pay the overdue fees.

Say you were on a trip.

I'm okay.

Go and play there. That'd be more helpful.

I can at least do that.

Can't we just go to auntie's?

Not that again.

Because of your pride?

No, it's not about that!

Do you even know what that means?

- I do, thanks to you.

- Seriously!

What's wrong? Not good?

Have another.

Dad's pizza is much better.

We decided not to talk about dad.

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