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Program Title: The Birth of Family
EASC Code: KB-27
Series Title:
Region/Country: Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: Korean, English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD & VHS
Director: Kim Tae-yong
Producer:
Release Date: 2006
Running Time: 113 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: When her brother Hyung-chul walks out of her life, Mi-ra was left trying to figure out whether the family she knew ever really existed. Five years later when he shows up on her doorstep with a bouquet, a grin, and a new wife who is 20 years older than he, Mi-ra is forced to come to grips with a new family in this affectionate domestic farce. Kim Tae-Yong presents a delicately constructed, cross-generational look at the emotional consequences of broken families, its careful observations captured in a beautifully written script and universally strong performances through a truly artful lens.
Data Entry Date: 3/6/2009