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Treeless Mountain DVD

So Yong Kim, 2008


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Film Details

Directed by So Yong Kim

Produced in 2008

Main Language - Korean with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - Korean Film, Asian Film


Ha Min Woo, Hee-yeon Kim, Kim Mi Jung, Lee Byung Yong, Mi-hyang Kim, Song-hee Kim


Contemporary DramaKorean FilmAsian Film

MovieMail's Review

Mike McCahill feels his heart strings being tugged in this wonderfully tender Korean drama about two young sisters awaiting their mother's return.

The subjects of Treeless Mountain, a beguiling part-fiction, part-documentary hybrid are two young Korean sisters, the bright-as-a-button Jin and her sleepier little sister Bin. When their mother lands work in another town, the girls find themselves deposited in the care of an aunt in the city. What we watch there is the process of acclimatisation the sisters face, and their sadness at being abandoned: the title refers to the mound of rubble the pair sit on at night, while awaiting mumís return.

With its emphasis on how these girls learn, the result is something like an Asian equivalent of Samira Makhmalbafís The Apple. Writer-director So Yong Kimís approach is gentler, certainly Ė observing the sistersí inventive attempts to fill their own piggybank Ė but sheís equally alert to the cruelties lurking in this world: money canít always, it seems, buy you happiness.

These two girls will break your heart: you begin Treeless Mountain wanting to cuddle them, and finish the film scrabbling to adopt them as your own.

Mike McCahill on 23rd March 2010
Author of 357 reviews

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Film Description

When their mother needs to leave in order to find their estranged father, seven-year-old Jin and her younger sister, Bin, are left to live with their Big Aunt for the summer. With only a small piggy bank and their motherís promise to return when it is full, the two young girls are forced to acclimate to changes in their family life. Counting the days, and the coins, the two bright-eyed young girls eagerly anticipate their motherís homecoming. But when the bank fills up, and with their mother still not back, Big Aunt decides that she can no longer tend to the children. Taken to live on their grandparentís farm, it is here that Jin comes to learn the importance of family bonds in this beautiful, meditative, and thought-provoking second feature from So Yong Kim, the acclaimed director of In Between Days.

DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: Soda Pictures

Length: 89 mins

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 4th October 2010

Cat No: SODA091

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