A Brand New Life

A Brand New Life


Total votes: 635

Director & Screenwriter: Ounie Lecomte

Screenwriter: Lee Jung Hwa

Release Date: Oct 29, 2009

Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.

Year: 2009

Rank: #5074

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 여행자

Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older

Alternative Titles: Yeohaengja, Travelers, une vie toute neuve

Genre: Drama


Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage.

1975. It’s early autumn, somewhere in a small town in South Korea. Jin Hee is 9. She sets off on a journey. She doesn’t know where she is going. But she has to follow. She has to obey. Somewhere near Seoul, her father entrusts her to an orphanage forgirls run by Catholic nuns in the hope that she will be adopted. Jin Hee resists. She cannot believe that this father whom she loves so much has abandoned her. She tries to make him come back. She attempts to run away. In vain, she finally accepts her fate, forced to hope and wait for her possible adoption.

(Source: SIWFF)

~~ A co-production with France.


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