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Small but tough Baek Sang Ah, known as Miss Baek, comes across a young girl, Ji Eun, a victim of domestic violence by her game-junkie father and his girlfriend. A lifetime of abandonment, abuse, and prejudice has taught Miss Baek how to shut others out, but she slowly opens up to Jieun she sees as a mirror of herself. When Ji Eun finally runs away from despairing violence Miss Baek whose sense of helplessness was pushing her to let Jieun go vows to fight for Ji Eun, even if it meant risking her own life. (Source: KoBiz) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 1,884 users)
  • Ranked: #1545
  • Popularity: #3160
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
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Sensitive and at the same time ruthless portrayal of child abuse and its traumatizing effect

"Miss Baek" is a KMovie about child abuse. Sensitively, cautiously and at the same time ruthlessly, it portrays the example of two 'victims' - a young girl and a grown up woman (actually also a man). It shows how the system prefers to helplessly look the other way, leaving the children alone in their family hell. It also illustrates how this traumatization affects their future lives, remaining trapped in their frightening dark history, still vividly present for the rest of their lifes.

Han Si-mi has received multiple awards for her performance as Miss Baek. But also Kim Si-a in the role of little Ji-eun is just incredible. And the rest of the cast and production, too. Also thank you for the consistently tranquil, unexcited simplicity as well as a to the point, no-frills narration.

Highly valuable. By the way, the story is based on a true event.




------------------------- SIDE NOTE: --- Child abuse in South Korea ---
The cane in schools has been officially banned in South Korea since 2010. However, thrashing at home is another issue. Among the cases of child abuse confirmed by the police, more than 80 percent can be traced back to the biological parents as the perpetrators. To this, add the dark figure. Accurate statistics on the prevalence and frequency of violence against children are difficult to obtain, since the police, ministries, child protection centres, independent agencies, etc. each compile their own statistics, which are based on estimated numbers.

Many South Korean parents grew up like that themselves ... and still belief that children are the extended selves of the parents, kind of - not individual separate beings. Social focus is not on the rights of the children, but more so on those of the parents. Upbringing is primarily the private affair of parents and not a matter of legal jurisdiction. In this context there is often talk of the "stick of love". In fact, many parents believe that thrashing strengthens their children's character while showing them how much they are loved.

In many European countries this no less than abuse. And fortunately there is a growing awareness of this in South Korea as well. In media representation again and again one encounters scenes of child abuse, e.g. in KDrama and KMovie. It is common. However, fortunately, it starts to be more and more common, too, that this kind of violence is being socially confronted as part of the storytelling... Statstically, the number of cases with serious domestic abuse being investigated by the police is increasing. Including cases in which parents abuse their children to death. This does not imply that child abuse is increasing, rather that more cases are being reported. An encouraging sign. It gives hope that the dominance of traditional (and often abusing) parenting concepts is slowly crumbling.

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Dec 26, 2018
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Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This movie is bold, dark and incredibly touching.

Everything from the dialogue to the cinematography was perfectly executed.
The use of silence truly brought out the character's emotions and took it to a whole other level. Sometimes less is more when it comes to dialogues, especially in a movie like this.

Han Ji Min is amazing in this movie and makes Miss Baek feel like a complete and real person. You can really feel her pain. Her character is very believable which is extremely important when dealing with such a dark and hard subject.

The rest of the cast also did a great job, especially the child actress. Your heart will break when watching her. To know that these things actually do happen in real life is sickening, but that's also why books and movies like these are so important! We can't close our eyes when it comes to child abuse.

If you want to watch a great movie that will move you to tears you should definitely watch this!

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  • Movie: Miss Baek
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 1,884 users)
  • Ranked: #1545
  • Popularity: #3160
  • Watchers: 4,348

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