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A GIRL AT MY DOOR Unclassified 18+

Dohee-ya

Accent on Asia | Feature
D July Jung | South Korea, 2014
L Korean
Tags: Australian Premiere, Crime, Drama, Relationships, Screened at Cannes, Thriller
 

"A female police chief's attempt to protect a teenage girl from domestic abuse fuels a layered expose of violence and bigotry in provincial Korean society." – Variety

After being posted to a seaside backwater, rookie cop Young-nam befriends the resident scapegoat, Dohee, who is bullied at school and abused at home by her stepfather, the town thug. When the troubled teen moves in with the police chief, rumours start flying around the town which, despite its idyllic appearance, has a dark underbelly of bigotry and homophobia.

Starring Doona Bae (Air Doll, MIFF 2010; The Host, MIFF 2006) in the lead role, this debut feature by July Jung begins as a familiar domestic story then spirals off into multiple strands before ending as a suspenseful revenge drama.

"The film is given heart and soul by a magnetic performance by the excellent Doona Bae." – Screen

D/S July Jung P Lee Changdong, Lee Joondong WS CJ Entertainment L Korean w/English subtitles TD DCP/2014

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