31 March 2015, Singapore – In December 1950, Hungnam Port is crowded with refugees of the Korean War. Amid the chaos, 12-year-old Duk-soo sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when his hand slips and he loses track of his youngest sister, of whom he promised to never let go. Leaving behind his father who stayed to search for her, Duk-soo and other family members make their escape to Busan and settle down in its bustling Gukje Market, waiting for the rest of the family to come
Taking responsibility for his aging mother and young siblings, Duk-soo starts working all manner of odd jobs and devotes himself entirely to his family. To earn his little brother’s college tuition, Duk-soo goes to Germany as a coal miner and barely escapes alive. However, it is there that he meets Youngja, a fellow immigrant worker and his first love, who eventually becomes his lifelong companion.
After enduring all the hardships in Germany, Duk-soo returns to Busan and begins to pursue his dream of becoming a naval captain; but fate intervenes once again and he is left with no choice but to head to war-torn Vietnam to cover his sister’s wedding expenses. Upon his return, Duk-soo sets out on a final mission in the hopes of finding his father and youngest sister, who went missing in Hungnam over 30 years ago.
ODE TO MY FATHER is a powerful generational epic that depicts the fierce and intense era of our fathers’ generation through the lifetime stories of one man.
This is a story that, from my first days of directing films, I have vowed to make. I’ve always felt sorry towards my father, who throughout that era of poverty and struggle always lived not for himself, but for his family. This is a film made to say thank you to all of our fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers. I hope that audiences understand this truth about why ODE TO MY FATHER was made. The film begins as a personal story, but from the perspective of parents and children, it’s the story of all of us. I hope that this depiction of our parents’ generation, who fiercely survived their era, can inspire all of us to look again upon our lives in a new light.
Watch the trailer here:
Good news! KAvenyou will be giving away 5 pairs of tickets to watch the preview screening of Ode to my Father.
Ode to my Father Preview Screening:
Date: 9 April 2015, Thursday
Venue: GV Vivo City, Max
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Ode to my Father will be officially release on 16 April 2015!