A Girl at my Door
by July Jung
Director: July Jung
Sceenplay: July Jung
Cinematographer: Kim Hyung-seok
Editing: Lee Yong-lim
Sound: Kim Yun-sang
Music: Yang Younggyu
Cast: Doona Bae, Kim Sae-ron, Song Sae-byeok, Mun Seong-kun, Jang Hie-jin
Production: Lee Chang-dong (Pinehouse Film)
Kim Ji-yeon (Now Films)
DCP, Color, 119 min,
Korean with French subtitles
Young police superintendent Young-nam is transferred from Seoul to a Korean village, without being consulted. She is confronted with a rural world full of habits, prejudices and secrets. She meets Dohee, a young girl whose lonely peculiar behavior seems intriguing. One night, she comes to her place to take refuge.
“I did not intend to discourse about South Korean society, but I wanted to express the deep solitude of each character within a specific context. Writing and integrating these elements in the final script were made only for that purpose.” “To play the character of Young-nam was a real challenge for me as I could perceive a kind of mental instability and many inner conflicts within her”. Doona-Bae
We gradually move from provincial good-nature to suspense in this thriller whose multiple twists and turns, as well as pretences, keep the audience spell-bound till a surprising ending”.