Ode To My Father

Ode To My Father (2014)

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Story that depicts the lives of people who go through the difficult times after the Korean War to the present day. The movie will portray that phase of modern Korean history through the character named Deok Soo who lives and works in the thick of Busan’s Gukje Market, taking care of his family as he fills in for his father, separated due to the Korean War. Yeong Ja was Deok Soo's first read morelove and they eventually got married. Deok Soo and his wife struggle after the war, alongside his lifelong friend, Dal Goo.

  • Native title:

    국제시장
  • Also Known as:

    Gukjeshijang; International Market; Gukje Market;

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BAsfaw
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Aug 13, 2015
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
I just randomly picked this movie without reading any reviews and it had been on my list to watch for a while. This movie was wonderfully touching and emotional. It tells the story of a boy and how he lives his life trying to fulfill the promise he made his father. Although emotional it does have its funny moments.
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rachel
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Apr 19, 2015
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.5
Warning: mega tear-jerker of a show.

I’ve read elsewhere that the story does resemble that of Forrest Gump, but here I think there is a very different emphasis. Forrest Gump focuses mainly on one man’s journey, while this show also touches on modernity and how it’s perceived by our parents’ generation, and the generation gap between our parents and our current generation.

As a broad sweep through Korean history, definitely a good read more and well-dramatised one. For non-Koreans it’s definitely quite enlightening since it does feature certain events outside the North-South conflict narrative we usually see in action movies.

But in general, the movie is so moving because of its emphasis on family and one’s duty to family, and that’s why I found it so moving. Bonus fact: watched it in the cinema with my mum and I think it's safe to say there wasn't a dry eye in the cinema hall!

Was surprised to see Kim Yunjin snag such a major Korean role after watching her in Lost. However, Hwang Jung-min’s character definitely takes centre stage in the story. He does such a great job. Oh Dal-soo as usual is fantastic as his comical sidekick.
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    Midnitee Nov 20, 2016
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    Kerushii Oct 16, 2016 - edited

    I gave it .5 points shy of 10 only because it made me cry way too much.

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    mini Oct 14, 2016

    can't understand the hype

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    foreverwitchy Aug 27, 2016 - edited
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    Giving it an 8 - it was a nice to see the journey of life through one mans eyes :) We go through is experience of separation, the Korean War (a piece of it), Germany, Vietnam, to the "reunion of family's tv show" - It was a good movie ^^ Everyone says how this was a tearjerker - but for me I only "teared up" (didn't actually cry) one time lol *maybe I'm weird* - this was more heartwarming and nostalgic, rather than a crying show for me ^^

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    moonlightmys2 Feb 12, 2016

    very nice movie... absolutely amazing and so well done. I really enjoyed every minute of it! AWESOME!

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    mei-255 Feb 10, 2016

    T__T such a good movie

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    moonlightmys2 Jan 7, 2016 - edited

    where can I watch it in full eng sub?

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      Figani Jan 28, 2016

      You can watch it on myasiantv.se and search there they have it subbed and HD, I torrented it with full HD from torrentz.eu and search from there I recommend you torrent it for the full HD experience its really worth it!

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    chichu_san Oct 22, 2015

    Enjoy people. Such a good film.

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    bmore Oct 2, 2015

    Terrific movie. So relatable to everyone. This man had an amazing story to tell, yet his children and grandchildren will probably never realize what heartache and hardship he went through. By the time they think to ask, to care to know, to realize how important it is to ask those questions, it will be too late and he will be gone. In this we can all relate. Those of us who have lost our parents and all the history and life that went with them...all the memories forever lost, all the happiness and sadness of their lives that we could have shared with them in their stories...all too late. It reminded me of my mom and all that I lost when she left us too early. I cried a lot in this...it is a tearjerker for sure, but just a wonderful wonderful movie.

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    Wael-Mohammed Oct 1, 2015

    great movie

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    gumho_starlight Sep 1, 2015

    such a beautiful movie

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    LAdydyLA Aug 18, 2015

    damn, I'm crying like a river watching this..great movie tho

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    Liliino Aug 5, 2015

    beautiful story and great actors

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    mejustcassie Jul 23, 2015

    I started to watch this because of yunho cameo but ... this movie is beautiful

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Dec 17, 2014
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 6 min.

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    9.0 (scored by 601 users)
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