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A Girl at My Door (2014)

Dohee-ya (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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July Jung

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July Jung
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Cast

Credited cast:
Doona Bae ... Young-Nam
Sae-ron Kim ... Do-Hee
Sae-byeok Song ... Yong-Ha (as Sae-Byeok Song)
Hie-jin Jang Hie-jin Jang ... Eun-Jung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Min-jae Kim ... Joon-ho
Seong-kun Mun ... Nam Kyeong-dae
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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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

22 May 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Girl at My Door See more »

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$569,809
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1.85 : 1
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Composed and Written by Kim Ji Hwan
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Imperfect world with tough choices
18 January 2017 | by annie_geoSee all my reviews

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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