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Title:
Jibeuro The way home
Author:
Whang, Jae-woo.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, [2003]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Through an elderly and old-fashioned grandmother, a spoiled seven-year-old boy learns to accept and understand the simple pleasures of nature and her lifestyle.
General Note:
Widescreen version.

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Language:
Korean
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG; for mild thematic elements and language.
ISBN:
9780792190196
UPC:
097363418740
Format :
DVD

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A youngster learns a valuable lesson about family, friendship, and love in this family drama from South Korea. Sang-woo (Yu Seung-ho) is a seven-year-old boy whose parents are divorced, and whose Mother (Dong Hyo-heui) has decided she needs a break from parenthood for the summer. Mother sends Sang-woo to the country to spend some time with his Grandmother (Kim Eul-bun), who is quite old, in poor health, and cannot speak. Sang-woo doesn't much care for his Grandmother, and prefers to spend his time playing with his hand-held video game rather than have anything to do with her. When the batteries die out in his game machine, Sang-woo heads into town to replace them, but before long, he gets lost with no way to find his way back to Grandmother's house. Eventually, two kids (Min Kyung-hun and Yim Eun-kyung) help Sang-woo find Grandmother's home, and he resigns himself to spending the summer with her. As time goes on, the wall between them begins to collapse, and Sang-woo comes to realize how much his Grandmother really means to him. A massive commercial success in its native South Korea, Jibeuro out-grossed Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring during its initial release on its home turf. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi