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The Way Home Details


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 Yim Eun-kyung during its initial release on its home turf. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 15, 2002


Lee Jung-hyang
Whang Jae-woo
Whang Woo-hyun
Lee Jung-hyang
Yun Hong-shik
Kim Sang-beom
Kim Jae-beom
Shin Jeom-heui
Art Director
Kim Seung-Bum
Executive Producer
Song Eun-kyung
Costume Designer
Park Jun-oh
Sound/Sound Designer