A Girl at My Door (2014)

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Director: July Jung
Cast: Doona Bae, Sae-ron Kim, Sae-byeok Song

Synopsis

Transferred to a small fishing village on account of an indiscretion, a lesbian police chief offers protection to an abused child, but renewed confrontations with the girl\'s father lead to slander and a misconstruction of her motives.

The Review

This slow-burn drama brings out the sadness and loneliness of Doona Bae\'s character eloquently. The prevailing impression is one of stillness, but with occasional eruptions of brutality. The exact reasons for her former disgrace are never revealed, nor the relationship with her perhaps too beautiful lover, but here is surely a tormented soul worthy of Angelopoulos\'s cinema, and Jung paints a compelling portrait of backwoods South Korea.