• Movie: A Reason To Live
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Oct 27, 2011
  • Duration: 2 hr. 7 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 74 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #6010
  • Watchers: 341

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After 8 films, this movie is directed by Lee Jeong Hyang who also directed "The Way Home" with Nam Ji Hyeon and Song Hye Kyo in the lead, after incredible competition, as the producer.
Da Hae who lost her fiancé by a hit and run accident, forgave the criminal who was 15 year old boy as her principle base on catholic belief and signs a petition for him. One year after, Da Hae is making a documentary to abolish death penalty requested by Catholic Church. The time goes on, she starts to look back her pain having an interview to victims who live with the forgiveness. Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 27, 2011
  • Duration: 2 hr. 7 min.
  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 74 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #6010
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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10 people found this review helpful
Feb 14, 2014
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
The most brilliant line in is the day the ones who died yesterday so desperately want. How true! For such a simple quiet movie I am left with so many conflicting thoughts on the rightness or wrongness of the death penalty, the futileness of rehabilitation or forgiveness for the sociopaths out there who will never have any concept of, remorse for, or understanding of, the damage they have caused, the blind ideology of forgiving those who have sinned against someone in the most brutal of ways, the cruelty to children that in many cases is the root cause for the mayhem and self-destruction these people create, the lifetime of quiet desperation, grief, unbearable anger, and the eternal lack of resolution that is left to the loved ones of the victims. A very thought provoking movie.
This movie, in some ways, was even more conflicting than Maundy Tuesday because it was hard to have any sense of understanding or empathy for the young man since he was such a sociopath. The inability to have any feelings of right or wrong or anything past their own idea of what they want is so un-understandable! Prison nor rehabilitation will not help because there is some (I believe) mental/physical defect in them that prevents normal feelings of empathy, love, compassion...the basic feelings a human should have. It is most certainly a disability as true as manic depression or schizophrenia, but nearly impossible to treat. How can you teach someone to have something they are genetically predisposed not to possess? This movie will raise emotions in you, I guarantee it. It is beautifully written and acted. I highly recommend it.

I would not watch it again myself because it is too painful. Don't remember the music at all.

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