Director: Lee Chang-dong
Screenplay: Lee Chang-dong
based upon Lee Cheong-jun's The Story of a Bug
Cinematographer: Jo Yong-gyu
Editing: Kim Hyeon
Music: Christian Basso
Casting: Jeon Do-Yeon, Song Kang-ho, Jo Young-jin, Kim Young-jae, Song Mi-rim
Production: Lee Han-na, Lee Chang-dong
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35 mm, Color, 142 min, OV Korean with French subtitles
Lee Shin-ae and her only child move to the small town of Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province. Her husband has recently died and she has decided to start life anew back in the hometown of her deceased husband. While entering Miryang, Shin-ae's car breaks down along a rural highway. She is able to get the local mechanic in Miryang named Kim Jong-chan to come out to her car and start it once again. Although they come from different social backgrounds, the pair hits it off and seems to find comfort in each other's presence. Tragedy soon strikes Shin-ae once again when her only son disappears. As Shin-ae must deal with another devastating tragedy in her life, she attempts to find answers and a light that can shine upon her dark life.
Lee Chang-dong adapts Lee Cheong-jun’s The Story of a Bug, but totally twists the original plot for a surprising new outcome.