Movie Review: Ode To My Father (PG13)
This is hands down the best Korean film I've watched in, like, forever.
An epic blockbuster, melodrama and tearjerker all at once, Ode To My Father made me choke up and cry buckets.
Told in a series of flashbacks, it features elderly man Deok Soo (Hwang Jung Min) looking back at his life of hardship, starting from the Korean War in the 1950s, followed by his coal mining days in Germany in the 1960s, then the Vietnam War in the 1970s.
The most emotional moments come in the second half of the film when Deok Soo embarks on a tumultuous mission to find his long-lost father and sister.
Hwang is excellent in his portrayal of the selfless everyday man.
Lost alumnus Kim Yun Jin, who plays Deok Soo's wife, is amazing too.