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The Way Home: About the Film

The Way Home

Sang Woo is seven years old. His deaf-mute grandmother is 75. Sang Woo is spoiled rotten. His grandmother lives a simple, rustic life with few amenities...and they're stuck with each other in rural Korea for two whole months while his mother looks for work in the city. Directed by Jeong-hyang Lee, and starring Eul-boon Kim as the grandmother in a remarkable first and only motion picture performance, The Way Home deftly manages to pull off one of those 'heartwarming tales' without trespassing into the realm of the saccharine or formulaic. I love this movie.

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