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Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, as a result of misconduct. On her first day in the village, she encounters Dohee, a girl living in the town with a gloomy looking face. As Young-nam tries to acclimate to her new surroundings, Dohee's grandma died in a car accident. To protect the girl from her stepfather's abuse, Young-nam lets Dohee stay at her place, but things become more mysterious as she gets to know her.Written by
Cannes Film Festival
The movie is about the policewoman who is dislocated to the small S.Korean town/village after her personal problems (that caused scandal in her professional life) in Seoul.
The town, she settles in, is small; Everybody knows everyone. From the first look, the place looks peaceful with friendly, provincial locals. As she spends some time there, she spots disturbing issues that locals have not problem with. The town is so corrupt and blindsided that even the local police fails to act against it. One of such issues is with the underage girl who is under constant physical and mental abuse from the member of her own family.
So the new cop faces a challenge: do something against the crime, or not? What if doing the right means harming her image and personal life? The story further focuses on her decisions mixed with her personal struggles and problems with past relationships.
The story has plot twists and despite the slow sleep and somewhat mellow vibe, never bore you.
I gave the movie 7/10 and would call it a decent movie unlike my fellow countryman whose review I read about this movie :)
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