Family Ties

Family Ties (2006)

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Mira is a shy, single woman who runs a small restaurant and tends her plants with love and care. Her life is thrown into mayhem when her brother Hyungchul (Uhm Tae-woong), shows up out of the blue after five years' absence, some of them spent in jail. Hyung-chul not only settles down at Mira's place but is soon joined by his new wife, Mu-shin (Goh Doo-shim), a much older woman who smokes read morelike a chimney - and Mira's a non-smoker. As if the house wasn't crowded enough, Mu-shin's young stepdaughter knocks at Mira's door one fine day, and moves in.

The film's second part centres on Sunkyung (Kong Hyo-jin), who discovers that her mother - with whom she has a terribly difficult relationship - is seriously ill. Unhappy about her life, Sun-kyung decides to leave the country, but her plan is disrupted by her mother's death and by the presence of Kyung-suk (Bong Tae-kyu), her half-brother.

Like threads neatly woven into the fine tapestry of a vivid family portrait, the intertwined lives of these characters come together years later in the third section of the film.

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  • Native title:

    가족의 탄생
  • Also Known as:

    Gajokeui tansaeng; The Birth of a Family

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    May 18, 2006
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 53 min.

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  • Score:

    6.5 (scored by 27 users)
  • Ranked:

    #3753
  • Popularity:

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