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THE RETURN

by Malene Choi

synopsis

Two Danish-Korean adoptees return for the first time to the country they were once born in. Confronted with the spirit of their Motherland and the personal stories of the fellow adoptees they meet in the city of Seoul, Karoline and Thomas are hurled into an emotionally disorienting journey that forces both of them to question and face their own destiny and identity. Operating in a hybrid field The Return is partially based on director Malene Choi's personal experience as well as stories shared by adoptees that Malene encountered in Seoul while shooting the film.

original title: The Return
country: Denmark
sales agent: Pluto Film
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Malene Choi
film run: 85'
screenplay: Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen
cast: Thomas Hwan, Karoline Sofie Lee
cinematography by: Catherine Pattinama Coleman
film editing: Julius Krebs Damsbo
music: Philip Nicolai Flindt
producer: Katja Adomeit, Julie Rix Bomholt, Julie Friis Walenciak
co-producer: Mark Siegmund
executive producer: Peter Hyldahl
production: Adomeit Film, Walenciak Film

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Rotterdam 2018Bright Future Competition
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