Hello Singapore Soompiers!
The latest movie “Ode To My Father” which was the second most-viewed film in Korea last year will be coming to a theater near you starting April 16! Check out the synopsis below.
In December 1950, Hungnam Port is crowded with refugees of the Korean War. Amid the chaos, 12-year-old Duk Soo (Hwang Jung Min) 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 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 Young Ja (Kim Yun Jin), 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 stories of one man’s lifetime.
“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,” says the film’s Director JK Youn (Yoon Je Kyoon) in a statement.
Soompi is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to the “Ode To My Father” preview screening in Singapore!
Preview Screening Details:
Date : April 9, Thursday
Time : 7:10PM
Venue : GV VivoCity, Max
Runtime : 121 mins
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The giveaway will run until Friday, April 3, 12 PM (KST). We will be announcing the winners in the article throughout the contest duration so make sure to come back and take a look!
Congratulations to our winners: