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Film Details

Nomination Category:

Best Youth Feature Film

Ceremony Year:

2013

Country:

Republic of Korea

Producers:

Park Joo-young

Director:

Kang Yi-Kwan

Ji-gu is a 16-year-old juvenile offender under probation who lives with his only known relative, his bed-ridden grandfather.

One day, he is caught committing burglary and without a parent to plead for him, the judge sentences Ji-gu to the juvenile reformatory. Eleven months later, Ji-gu is informed that his grandfather has passed away and that his mother, who he thought was dead, had in fact run away from home after giving birth to him at age 17. After he is discharged, he and his young mother try to make up for lost time but he soon realises that his mother is much too young and he comes to understand why she had to leave him all those years ago.

 

Film Trailer

 

Winner Video

Watch Producer Park Joo-Young’s backstage interview after accepting the 2013 Best Children’s Feature Film Award for Beom-jo So-nyeon (Juvenile Offender).