A Girl At My Door
- South Korea
- 119 min
- Directed by: July Jung
- Written by: July Jung
- Cast: Doona Bae, Hie-jin Jang, Sae-ron Kim
- Language: Korean
- UK release: 4 September 2015
Young-nam (Bae), one of Korea’s top police graduates, is cited for misconduct and transferred to a sleepy seaside village where she takes in a young girl who is being abused by her grandfather and stepfather. This is a soulful, slow-burning debut feature from Jung; an accomplished and intriguing work that marks her out as a talent to watch.
Young-nam was a top graduate of the Korean police academy, but due to “misconduct” is transferred to a post at a small seaside village. On her first patrol she encounters the mysterious Dohee; a young girl excluded by her local community.
As Young-nam adapts to her new life, she witnesses Dohee’s situation and is compelled to protect the girl from her family by letting her move in. All is well with this unconventional arrangement until Dohee’s drunken father decides he wants her back exposing the violence and bigotry engrained in the provincial Korean.
Having premiered at Cannes Film Festival, A Girl At My Door is a fresh and rare gem, directed and written by July Jung (one of the few female filmmakers to have emerged from South Korea) and produced by Lee Changdong who directed created masterpieces Poetry and Secret Sunshine.
"Mesmerizing performances by Doona Bae and Kim Sae-ron power this wrenching drama" -Variety
"a magnetic performance by the excellent Doona Bae" -Mark Adams
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A Girl At My Door14 Sep 2015
Smart South Korean crime drama marking the directorial debut of July Jung
July Jung's soulful, slow-burning debut feature brings a fresh perspective to what initially feels like overly familiar ingredients. Seoul cop Young-nam (Doona Bae) is reassigned to the very definition of a sleepy seaside backwater. Eccentric locals are…
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