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Brand New Life, A (2009)

여행자, Une Vie Toute Neuve

genre: Kids, Drama
country: South Korea
Loosely based on Lecomte's own life experience, A Brand New Life is set in Seoul in 1975, and is about a girl who is left in an all-girls' Catholic orphanage by her father, and her struggle to adjust to her new lot in life

Jin-hee (Kim Sae ron) is a 9-year-old girl whose father leaves her at an orphanage after remarrying. Before leaving her at the orphanage, her father buys her new clothes and a cake to convince her that she is going on a trip. (This coincides with the Korean title, which literally means a traveler or a tourist) In the orphanage she tries to come to grips with the abandonment by her parents and insecurities about a possible adoption. She gradually makes friendships, although she retains the belief throughout most of the movie that her father will return to take her back, and struggles (sometimes violently) not to adjust to her surroundings. In the end, Jin-hee is adopted by French parents who are eagerly waiting for her at an airport to meet their new child.

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Duration: 92mins
Released: Oct 29, 2009

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Production: Now Film, Gloria Film
Distribution: JinJin

Format: 35mm Film
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
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