Young Nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, which was caused by her misconduct. On her first day in the village, she encounters with Do Hee, who is the girl living in the town, seeming to have a somewhat gloomy looking face. As Young Nam tries to accommodate with her new surroundings, an accident of Do Hee’s grandma getting killed by falling in the seashore cliff happens. As to protect the girl from her stepfather’s abuse, Young Nam let Do Hee stay at her place but things turn out to be more mysterious as she gets to know her.
A thriller/human drama movie but its more of human drama that touches my heart by the help of powerful performances by the actors. I watched this movie cause i'm a big fan of doona bae but not just doona bae but all of them shines in the movie, a powerful masterful acting i have ever seen. I don't know who the other actors are but they did a masterful way of portraying each of their own characters, specially the father, the grandma and the abused girl. The father did a really convincing way of portraying this type of character, a cliche type of character who beat her own daughter when he is drunk and he and doona bae had some intense scenes in the movie. That baddass grandma...those foul words, the way she rides that motorcycle that can anytime sends her to hell and the way she talks, in short her character is the epitome of a bad grandma and her portrayal is so epic that stole some scenes in the movie. The abused girl who will make any person care for her you will understand why the main character becomes so attached to her. I was impressed by this actress who makes this character fragile yet is also mysterious...the look in her eyes and that way she smiles is freaky. Lastly doona bae, a "I-wanna-protect-someone-yet-i-have-my-own-problems", a "strong-outside-soft-inside" character...who can play this better than doona bae? and I forgot she's also playing a lesbian character in the movie. If the scenes needs intensity she can deliver if the scenes needs to be calm she can do it and heck if the scene needs a bit of sexiness she can give it, a dream actress by any director and this performance solidifies my opinion that doona bae right now is the greatest asian actress alive. Also the main strong points of this movie is the chemistry of the main lead the abused girl...everytime they were together produced powerful emotions on screen, like for example the moment the main actress discovers the bruises on the girl back DAMN that scene will haunt me for a long time and that is my favorite scene of the movie. They have sad moments but they also had this cute moments together those moments will leave smile on your face and gives little light to this dark movie we are watching and this might be a little spoiler-ish but when the girl copies the haircut of the lead they become a "bobcut poweracting duo" (cute scene). Not a perfect movie due to some plot holes that you'll understand when you watch the movie, but nonetheless a very good movie.
watch it if you want...
-movies with masterful acting
-movies that tackles problem in our society (discrimination, child abuse, Illegal immigration)
-one of the best doona bae performance ever and i have seen almost all.
Kim Sae Ron is not only fluffy, always bustling in acting since she was little, I love her, "A Girl in My Door" is an excellent movie, has solid content that passes morale, its structure is based on logical reasoning, good soundtrack and ambiance, Without defects without errors make of it another super film recommended and one of my favorites.