I Am a Dad

I Am a Dad (2011)

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Corrupt detective Han Jong Sik (Kim Seung Woo) takes care of a gang and gets kickbacks to save his daughter. One day he gets news from the organ transplant coordinator that they have found a heart for his daughter (kim Sae Ron). However, he finds out the donor is magician Na Sang Man (Son Byeong Ho) who he put false charges over and was in jail.

Sang Man lost his young daughter read moreand wife and became a vegetative state himself. Jong Sik guesses he wouldn't allow the transplant so he plans a way to get rid of him. Just as Sang Man is about to go over in the hands of a gang and get surgery, he realizes the plan and disappears with Jong Sik's daughter.

  • Native title:

    나는 아빠다
  • Also Known as:

    Naneun Abbada; Nomui Yeokseup; His Counterattack; I am a father; My Daddy

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Jun 16, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Rewatch? Oh No! Not me! But this was a damn good movie from start to finish. My appreciation for Kim Seung Woo as an actor is in the stratosphere! Jong Sik is about as corrupt as you can get. All sympathy for his daughter, of course. But the one who I must doubly applaud is Son Byung Ho as the horribly persecuted husband and father. What he brought to his character was read more simply sheer genius. Talk about cry me a river! He can't help but cry for his character, wife and daughter. So can I consciously recommend this? No. You have to have a strong mind and heart to get through this movie. Why? Because the violence, depiction of police corruption and other things that happen in this movie; not everyone can endure. But if you can, it is a GREAT MOVIE!
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Oct 23, 2015
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.5
What's a dad? Even if I am the most corrupt and awful person on earth. Even if I'm vulgar, arrogant and cruel. Even if I receive bribes, aid criminals and care nothing about law. When it comes to my daughter, I'll do whatever.

The film traces an ill-fated relationship between two fathers and their actualization of their concept of dad. Dark, cruel, thrilling and heart throbbing with many twists, the film tosses read more a question with no answer. A question we all try to avoid but one day in our life we face. A situation where we know that whichever option we choose, we'll be compromising what left of our humanity. A point of no going back.

The usual good guy Kim Seung Woo in one helluva a jerk here. A talented egotist who is charismatically strong and looks so hot in sunglasses. While Son Byung Hong who can be a real bad guy is the nice family-oriented father in the film. With the switched roles and Kim Sae Ron as the central kid, acting is superb.

The music is fits the anticipation mood. And the director knew what he was doing.
No rewatching for me.. Too dark.. Too painful.. I'd definitely recommend it to those obsessed with thrillers AND existential questions.
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    elli_jeu May 15, 2017

    Where can I watch this with English sub? Thanks.

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    bmore Dec 16, 2016

    Didn't invent the wheel here. Highly Predictable, VERY melo, B movie. Not much to it. Not horrible. Not all that good either. Just okay for me. 7-7.5 or so

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    ParkChohwa May 4, 2015

    It's on good drama


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Apr 14, 2011
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 39 min.


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    7.4 (scored by 102 users)
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