Poster for My Father (2007)
|Revised Romanization||Mai padeo|
|Directed by||Hwang Dong-hyuk|
|Produced by||Seok Myeong-hong
|Written by||Hwang Dong-hyuk|
|Music by||Gang Ho-jeong|
|Edited by||Lee Sang-min
|Distributed by||Cineline II Co. Ltd.|
|Running time||109 minutes|
My Father (Hangul: 마이 파더; RR: Mai Padeo) is a 2007 South Korean film. The film, which is based on a true story, is about an adopted son who is searching for his biological parents in South Korea. During his search he meets his real father, a condemned murderer on death row. Daniel Henney plays the lead role of James, who works as a volunteer in the United States armed forces in Korea. He asks questions of why his father is on death row and finds out things that he always wanted to know. Then he finds more and more truths unravel about his father and his life.
The release of the film inspired controversy because the family of the father's victims did not support its production. In its first week on release it topped the South Korean box office sales charts.
The adopted son on whom the story is based is Aaron Bates, a licensed insurance broker for his family's insurance brokerage, Insurance Services of America. He lives and works in Arizona and is raising two boys of his own with his wife.
- Kim Yeong-cheol... Hwang Nam-cheol
- Daniel Henney... James Parker
- Ahn Suk-hwan... Jang Min-ho
- Richard Riehle... John Parker
- Ilene Graff... Nancy Parker
- Kim In-kwon... Shin Yo-seob
- Choi Jong-ryul... Moon Shin-bu
- Jeon Guk-hwan... Kim
- Lee Sang-hee... Park
- Son Jin-hwan... Thief
- Bae Ho-geun... Hyeon-shik
- Bak Gyeong-geun... Haeng Sang-nam
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- "Daniel Henney and the Real Man Behind His Role in Interview". The Chosun Ilbo. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- Lee, Hyo-won (9 September 2007). "Inspiration of 'My Father' Speaks About Family, Love". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- My Father at HanCinema
- My Father at the Korean Movie Database
- My Father at the Internet Movie Database
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