A Girl at My Door (2014)
Directed by: July Jung
Starring: Bae Doona (Station chief Young-nam), Kim Sae-ron (Do-hee), Song Sae-byeok (Yong-ha), Kim Min-jae (senior cop at the station)
Country: South Korea; Effed Up Asian Movies
Language: Korean; Effed Up Korean Movies
Genres: Cops, Lesbian, Domestic Abuse, Old-Young Relationships, Teen-Childhood, Human Trafficking (Illegal migrants)
Plot – Spoilers:
In a small Korean fishing town where most of the younger folk have packed and left for the cities, a young station chief Young-nam arrives. Her new posting from Seoul is a disciplinary move designed to take the heat off her sexuality. But Young-nam has something else in her closet. She’s an alcoholic who brings with her, crates of water bottles hiding booze.
Most of the time, Young-nam is a pacifist who prefers to lie low and not assert her position as station chief unless provoked extensively. One of the people in town out to bait her is Yong-ha, a young drunk who runs fishing operations and whom the older townsfolk depend on for almost everything. His position as the big frog gives him a certain blind confidence that he could easily pick up the new city chick with his crude mating dance. Though Young-nam tries to politely ignore him, she soon can’t, once she discovers that he regularly thrashes his step-daughter whom Young-nam feels instantly protective of.
A Girl at My Door is a very daring movie because it goes places where other films on similar topics rarely do. There are only grey people here, none are black or white. Not even the victim.
One of the best here. Hits hard. Thanks. Highly recommended.
I once had soju thinking it was water. Took a big gulp. Damn.
That was a ride
Part of me wants to feel bad for the cop. But I’m 99% sure you don’t just bring a kid in your home because you feel bad. Like it’s known you’re attracted to women and you bring a girl in your home. Quick question, I am a 40 year old man. What would yall say if I took the clothes off a 12 year old girl and gave her a bath? I mean come tf on lady you had to know what you look like.
Not bad but I still think Hope was alot better and definitely way more emotional that movie made me tear up a few times
BEST FUCKING MOVIE EVER FUCK YEAAAA
I really liked tish movie! However, I don’t agree with the “all characters are grey” description.
The father of the girl was terrible in every way. The only reason to sympathise with him is when he’s falsely arrested of rape. The main character seems like a good person, I don’t find any reason to dislike her.
I read the comment above me stating that it was creepy off her to bathe with the girl, but she did not intend to. The girl jumped in with her, and she did not touch her in any way. There’s no indication that she’s a pedophile. She likes women, yes, but not children. I’m a straight woman and would not be aroused if a 12 year old boy jumped in the bath with me, I like men.
I was really hoping at the end, that Yong-Ha, the father, was going to scream out, “She came on to me!”
This movie was fantastic and showed how retarded Joe and the “justice” system can be. Superb acting on all counts here. Watch this you won’t be disappointed unless you just want gore then you will be.
first time i didnt like something that gets praised in the comments here :/ way too long and slow, this whole story could have been told in 80 mins
great movie….fucked up but great movie all together
This film tentatively explores the damaged and debauched country noir of humanity, it’s polarising, uncomfortable, and coercively melancholic. Jeong Ju-ri focuses poignantly upon emotional instability, beautifully written and directed.
I love this
This movie is so damn heavy. I totally disagree with the bath. I believe the cop did the right thing up until that one point. If she had been a little more objective, alcohol notwithstanding, she would have never had to go through the accusations and confinement.
Love smashing in a 12 year olds back door