The way home

The way home

DVD - 2003 | Korean
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An urban boy's mother leaves him in the country with his grandmother as she looks for work. Thinking he's been abandoned, he acts out in selfish and disrespectful ways.

Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2003
ISBN: 9780792190196
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC WAY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Apr 05, 2018

The most impressive thing to me about this movie was how the mute grandmother obviously never says a word to the spoiled grandson, yet manages to teach him some compassion by her actions.

Jul 13, 2016


Jul 11, 2016

Very touching.

Apr 20, 2016

An excellent movie with superb performances by the grandma and the 7 year old kid. This touching movie will be enjoyed by everyone of all age,

Apr 13, 2016

Beautiful story of a grandmother's love for her grandson and a young boy who learns eventually the sacrifices his grandmother makes for him. Some scenes of this movie "speak" of the opposing personal values between the grandmother and the boy throughout the story, starting with the first scene of the two of them until the last frame of the grandmother - this manner of photography and the minimal use of conversation enhanced the poignancy of the story. Truly a movie for everyone to enjoy!

Dec 19, 2015

very tender and moving story which isn't over sappy about a spoilt 7 year old who is dumped with his ailing and mute grandmother in a small rural village while his mum seeks work. At first the child mocks and shuns his grandmother's attentions but like the viewer watching this movie is soon won over by her warmth and compassion. Great performances from the leads, especially as the Grandmother had never acted in a movie before or sadly since this wonderful performance.

Nov 06, 2012

It is a story of a seven-year-old boy from Seoul, the capital of South Korea, and his elderly deaf-mute grandmother who has spent her entire life in a small rural mountainous village.
When the boy is forced to sent to live with his grandma, he is shocked at what he finds---a place without electricity, indoor plumbing, and flush toilet.
Of course, there is no outlet for Kentucky fried chicken---the boy's favorite food.
Angry and confused, the boy rejects his grandmother's attempts to please him.
As time passes, however, the grandma's kindness begins to touch the boy's heart.
And eventually he starts understanding what love means to him.
With superb performances of both the old woman and the kid, you would be able to enjoy a tender and touching drama.

Jun 19, 2012

This is a great movie to learn from.

May 13, 2012

Despite the kid being VERY annoying, I found this film a delight! I admire the grandmother's patience and love, and how the boy learns to love her.

Feb 02, 2010

An excellent movie! Great story and beautifully done. Well worth watching.

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