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A Girl at My Door

  • Directed by July Jung
  • South Korea, 2014, 119 mins., Korean

After a personal scandal, young police officer Young-Nam gets transferred from Seoul to a small fishing town. There, the police force is mainly older men, and she struggles with her role as station chief. Her path crosses with a bullied teenage girl whose thug stepfather, the man who informally rules the town, beats her. Young-Nam opens her doors to the girl, an act that is not without consequences. The two find comfort in each other and a friendship grows stronger, but when Young-Nam’s old lover turns up, devastating rumors start spreading in the small community. In A Girl at My Door, director July Jung deals with questions of sexism, domestic abuse, and salvation with devastating frankness. First feature.

Genres: Drama