The Way Home

The Way Home


Total votes: 994

Director & Screenwriter: Lee Jeong Hyang

Release Date: Apr 5, 2002

Duration: 1 hr. 27 min.

Year: 2002

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 집으로…

Content Rating: G – All Ages

Alternative Titles: Jibeuro, Jip-euro…

Genre: Drama, Family, Life


Seven-year-old Sang Woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang Woo quickly comes into conflict with his old-fashioned grandmother and his new rural surroundings. Disrespectful and selfish, Sang Woo lashes out in anger, perceiving that he has been abandoned. He trades his grandmother’s only treasure for a video game; he throws his food and he throws tantrums.When Sang Woo’s mother finds work and finally returns for him, Sang Woo has become a different boy. Through his grandmother’s boundless patience and devotion, he learns to embrace empathy, humility, and the importance of family.


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