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Summary: Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang-woo quickly comes into conflict with his old-fashioned grandmother and his new rural surroundings. Disrespectful and selfish, Sang-woo lashes out in anger, perceiving that he has been abandoned. He trades his grandmother's only treasure for a video game; he throws his food and he throws tantrums. When Sang-woo's mother finds work and finally returns for him, Sang-woo has become a different boy. Through his grandmother's boundless patience and devotion, he learns to embrace empathy, humility and the importance of family.
Runtime: 80 min
Rating: Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language.
Production: CJ Entertainment
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Home Release Date: May 6, 2003
Director Credit
Jeong-hyang Lee Director
Writer Credit
Jeong-hyang Lee Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Eul-boon Kim Grandmother
Hyo-hee Dong Sang-Woo's Mother
Seung-ho Yu Sang-Woo
Cast Credit
Eun-kyung Yim Hae Yeon
Kyung-hyun Min Cheol-E
Producer Credit
Jae-Cheol Heo Line Producer
Jae-woo Whang Producer
Seung-beom Kim Executive Producer
Woo-hyun Whang Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: