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by Jero Yun


Zhen Chen (Jang Dong-yoon) visits Korea when his Korean-Chinese father asks to see his wife once again before he dies. When he finds his mother, she is not what he expected. Working in a bar and living with some hoodlum, Chen cannot understand his mother’s choice in men and occupation, and returns to China hurt and disappointed. But when he starts reading a notebook she gave him, learns about her past and the tiny age difference between them, the mystery between mother (Lee Na-young) and son emerges: What made her leave husband and son for Korea? Chen learns that his mother is a North Korean refugee who was sold as a bride to a Chinese-Korean man (Oh Kwang-rok), beginning a life of tragedy. And herein lies the paradox of the title. Were there ever any beautiful days?

international title: Beautiful Days
original title: Beautiful Days
country: Korea, Republic of, France
sales agent: Contents panda (KR)
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Jero Yun
film run: 104'
screenplay: Jero Yun
cast: Nayoung Lee, Dongyoon Jang, Kwangrok Oh, Yoojun Lee, Hyunwoo Seo
cinematography by: Jongsun Kim
production: peppermint&company, Inc. (KR)
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