Broken Branches

Broken Branches


Total votes: 2

Screenwriter: Gong Ji Young

Release Date: Jan 20, 1996

Duration: 1 hr. 36 min.

Year: 1996

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 내일로 흐르는 강

Content Rating: R – Restricted Screening (nudity & violence)

Alternative Titles: The River Flows to Tomorrow, Naeillo Heuleuneun Kang,

Genre: Drama, Historical, Melodrama, Romance, War


This film consists of three stories: “Father”, “Hope” and “Family”.
“Father” is about Myung Hee’s mother whose first husband dies and so becomes the fourth wife of Park Han Seob. Because of her inability to have a child anymore, Han Seob’s third wife Jong Gi’s mother is Harmful treatmentd and treated like a maid. But Han Seob’s daughters and only son side with Jong Gi’s mother in fear that Myung Hee’s mother mayhave a son and mistreat her creating a hostile relationship. In the second story.
“Hope” – Jeong Min and Mi Ran grow up during an era of rapid economic growth. But they are still victims of their times because they were subject to the fallouts of political, social and cultural discrepancies as well as tragic family histories. These wounds propel Mi Ran to become a student activist and Jeong Min to fall in unnatural love.
“Family” deals with family history. Jeong Min’s family history brought him chronic loneliness because he is not able to co-exist amongst his kin. He is a product of a fatherless age and this puts him in a state of constant yearning, yearning for paternal love. It is only natural for him to seek this love from other men but society is not so easy to accept him.


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