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 criminal 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 findsout 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.