High school student Hye Ji is a troubled teen with a scarred mind and a secret. She is dramatically reunited with her grandmother, Gye Choon, after going missing for 10 years. Gye Choon lives as a hanyeo (female diver) on Jeju Island.
Also Known as:
Gyechunhalmang; Grandmother Gye-Choon; Grandmother Gye Chun; Spring Granny;
This film was quite good in my opinion, but I found it shouldn't be watched when sad. It is not an uplifting film in any way.
Personally, I think the beginning was very well done. The child actors did a good job within the film, especially given it was such a big part. When it got to when she was older it got a bit confusing I thought, but after a little read morethinking you can understand. The story line was good, but I think it had a bit too many concepts thrown in. I wish it was a simple "girl returns to grandmother and has to adapt to life" sort of thing, but I understand that for a lot of people, that wouldn't sell. I also don't like how there are hints at romance within it, but then that is abandonned - you should either leave it or put it in. However if that sort of thing doesn't bother you then this film is pretty good.
As I said, the cast is quite good. The young children within the film do a good job, as do the grandmother and Hye-ji. The acting can't be flawed too much, but I don't think it was a perfect performance by anybody.
Overall, I would rewatch it possibly. I think it is a nice film and it does give you something to think about, which I enjoy. It was a good film.
Sadly, I can't tell you where to get English subtitles online. I'm sure they will come out soon. I watched it on a Cathay Pacific flight, so that's the only way I can tell you to get it (nice holiday in HK)
even when life is hard its possible to go on if just one person is by your side.
i really enjoyed this family movie specially the first 10 minutes <3
cute grandma is probably the most versatile actress in the world
kim go eun was cute <3
She is! My point was their roles are so small in comparison it gives an impression they were mostly casted to bring more viewers with their names, plus they are very high on a cast list here. A rookie would do their parts and no one would give them much attention.
So: trust the poster, not the cast list this time.