Synopsis: Jong-du, a young man just out of prison for manslaughter, is a social misfit: fidgety, snuffling, laughing inappropriately, without a super ego. When released, he calls on the family of the victim; they send him away, but not before he has seen Gong-ju, a young woman disabled severely by cerebral palsy. Both are abused by their families, and both are used by them as well. Although their relationship begins with Jong-du's criminal behavior, a friendship develops. They talk of favorite things; he washes her hair; they go out; in late night phone calls, he helps her past her fears of the dark. Is there a place in the world for these two inarticulate people?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Chang-dong Lee
Production: Lifesize Entertainment
  20 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
133 min

presented by UniKorea

in association with

Dream Venture Capital

an East Film production

Sol Kyung-gu

Moon So-ri

director of photography

Choi Young-taek

sound recordist

Lee Seung-cheol


Kim Hyun

production designer

Shin Jum-hui


Lee Jae-jin

sound mixing

Live Tone

executive producers

Choi Seong-min


Lee Joon-dong


Cho Min-cheol & Jay Jeon


Myung Kaynam

written & directed by

Lee Chang-dong

Sir, can I borrow a cigarette?

Sir, a light, too?

The bus for Hagye goes from here?

I don't know

You don't know?

Take a look...

I'll give you a discount

How much is this?

Who is it?




Doesn't Hong Jong-Il live here?

No one of that name here!.


No one of that name here!.

Did they move?

When, uh, did you move in?

Ma'am, do you have tofu?

Tofu? I'm afraid not

It's freezing!

What's so fun on TV?

What about raw tofu?

No, I don't


How much?

It's on the house


You can have it for free,

enjoy yourself

Take your time... have some milk

Don't you have Haitai milk?

What's so special about Haitai?

They're all the same

"When it comes to milk, choose Haitai!"


- Hello? It's me, Ji-Hyun

- And Min-Hee

Don't mind her

I'm with Min-Hee by the school gate

Of course I'm playing hookey!

She's going to the Click-B concert

Come on, we can ditch Min-Hee...

Hey, I have to make a call...

But, I don't have any coins

Can you lend me some coins?

I'll call you back later

Please wait a bit longer

As soon as I get through...

Leave the table as it is!

Trust me, I won't run away!

I'll leave my shoes here

I can't run away barefoot, right?

My younger brother will come over

as soon as I get him on the phone

And when will that be?

You've made over ten calls already!

Explain it to the cops!

Sir, I'd really prefer not to do that,

for personal reasons...

Here, take my shoes

I promise I won't run away

Scared of the cops?

And you order food

when you're broke?

I thought I could

get him on the phone...

Officers, thanks for your trouble

Grab him!

That hurts!

- Stay still!

- That really hurts!

This is his record

He's only just been released.

Bastard's in the sh*t already!

Hong Jong-Du!

Yes, sir!

Three convictions, right?


One for assault

One for attempted rape

And the last for involuntary


You killed someone?

Oh, that... I was driving at dawn

It was dark and I didn't see

one of those sanitation workers

- You didn't see him?

- Right

How long did you serve?

Two and a half years

Then it must've been

a hit-and-run case


No one ever come to visit you in jail?

What's with your stupid summer shirt?

You got out today

You should've gone home

to see your family

Instead you wandered around broke,

and try to eat without paying

The thing is, my family moved

Changed the phone number, too

If I could've reached them,

of course I would've paid

My brother's office used to be

right by that restaurant

When I let you use the phone,

you didn't even know the number

You shouldn't have set foot in the

restaurant in the first place

Don't you know it's a crime

to eat without paying?

Of course, I do

Hong Jong-Sae!

Over here! Come on!

Hurry, it's okay

Say hello

He's my younger brother

Good evening, officers

Come on, grab a chair

- Are you his younger brother?

- Yes, I am

Hey, did you dye your hair?

It doesn't suit you at all

- A friend of his?

- No, his brother

Feels f***ing great!

Stop it! I'm closing

the window, it's too cold

Stop it!

Are you angry?

I'm not angry

I said stop it

You're angry, huh?

You're angry with me, right?

Jong-Du, as a favor,

please don't disrupt my life, okay?



I'm home!

What the hell are you wearing?

They sent you out like this

in the middle of winter?

It's because it was summer

when I went in

Ma, why is the place so shabby?

Since your brother was laid off...

He had to sell the apartment

to run a new business

Don't say anything!

Which is his room? This one?

Everybody, I'm back!


When did you get out?

Where's Jung-Min? Asleep?

Yes, don't wake him

But he hasn't seen me in ages!

My god, what is this? Jong-Du!

Hurry! Hurry!

Go wash your feet!

You see this mess on the floor?

Have you been in

a rice-paddy or something?

- Have you eaten?

- Yes.

Please lift the toilet seat!

Stop standing around and sit

It's late, I should be going

How did you find him

to bring him here?

Don't ask!

Where are we going to put him?

Ma, I got you a present

You think you've been abroad

or something?

Here, try it on

I'll try it on later

No, do it now

I told the guy I'd change it

if it doesn't fit

Sister-in-law, I'll buy you an

even better one later

Forget it!

Wow, Mrs Hong, you're a knockout!

How's business?

You quit?

Let's have a drink tonight!

It's been a while

You're busy?

You said you quit

Okay, Okay... I'm hanging up,

you bastard!

"The number you dialed

is no longer in service"

Sit down for a moment

It's about time you grew up

Do you know what that means?

Being an adult means you can't

just do whatever you like

You have to be responsible

for your actions

You have to fit in with society,

be aware of how others see you

That's what being

an adult is all about

Stop shaking your leg!

How old is he?

Just turned 28

He'll be 29 after the new year

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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