My Son (film)

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My Son
A Day with My Son (movie poster).jpg
Theatrical poster
Hangul
Revised Romanization Adeul
McCune–Reischauer Adŭl
Directed by Jang Jin
Produced by Kang Woo-suk
Lee Eun-ha
Written by Jang Jin
Starring Cha Seung-won
Ryu Deok-hwan
Music by Lee Byung-woo
Cinematography Choi Sang-ho
Edited by Kim Sang-beom
Kim Jae-beom
Distributed by Cinema Service
Release date(s)
  • May 1, 2007 (2007-05-01)
Running time 103 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

My Son (Hangul: 아들; RR: Adeul) is a 2007 South Korean film written and directed by Jang Jin, starring Cha Seung-won and Ryu Deok-hwan.[1][2] For his performance, Cha won Best Actor at the 15th Chunsa Film Art Awards in 2007.

Alternate titles are A Day with My Son and One Day with My Son.

Plot[edit]

Lee Gang-sik (Cha Seung-won) is serving a life sentence for robbery and murder. For the last 15 years, he has been on his best behavior, and now his wish has finally come true. Gang-sik has been granted a one-day leave to visit his family, and as the day draws closer and closer, he is overcome with both excitement and nervousness. There is so much he wants to say to his eighteen-year-old son Jun-seok (Ryu Deok-hwan), whom he hasn't seen since incarceration when the boy was three years old, but the feeling isn't exactly reciprocated. Forced to grow up at an early age, his son has had a tough life, taking care of his elderly grandmother with dementia on his own, and in his eyes, he sees not a father, but a stranger, a criminal. How can Gang-sik make up for 15 years with just one day's time? But the father's genuine feelings gradually open his son's heart. To enjoy every second given to them, the father and son hang out together all night until they must once again part ways the next morning.[3][4][5][6][7]

Cast[edit]

  • Cha Seung-won as Lee Gang-sik
  • Ryu Deok-hwan as Lee Jun-seok
  • Kim Ji-young as Gang-sik's mother
  • Lee Sang-hoon as Prison officer Park
  • Lee Mun-su as Warden
  • Lee Han-wi as Priest
  • Kong Ho-suk as Prisoner
  • Lee Chul-min as Prisoner
  • Jin Won as Jin-seok
  • Kim Yoon-hye as Mimi
  • Seo Woo as Yeo-il
  • Jang Young-nam as Corrections officer
  • Jang Jae-seok
  • Kim Hak-gyu
  • Bae Seong-il
  • Kim Hyeon-jun
  • Jung Jae-young as Father goose (voice cameo)
  • Yoon Yoo-sun as Mother goose (voice cameo)
  • Gong Hyo-jin as Daughter goose (voice cameo)
  • Shin Ha-kyun as Uncle goose (voice cameo)
  • Yoo Hae-jin as Man next door (voice cameo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yi, Chang-ho (16 April 2007). "JANG Jin explores Father and Son relations". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  2. ^ Kim, Tae-jong (24 April 2007). "Movies Reflect on Contemporary Fathers". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  3. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (19 April 2007). "Fathers take center stage in Korean films". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  4. ^ Kim, Tae-jong (3 May 2007). "Day Is Director's Failed Experiment". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  5. ^ Chun, Su-jin (20 August 2007). "DVD review: Jang Jin's world stumbles in My Son". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  6. ^ Mudge, James (12 August 2007). "My Son (aka A Day with My Son, 2007) Movie Review". Beyond Hollywood. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  7. ^ Hoffman, Josh; Park, Jong-won (26 July 2007). "A Fresh Start for Korean Cinema: Overview of the First Half of 2007". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 

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