A Flight Ticket


There is an old woman who came to U.S with her family. Her family thinks of her as a burden because they can barely affording to live. She wanted to go back to Korea for her family, but she could not afford the trip. Finally, she decides to choose the fastest and cheapest...
Directed by: Mina Park
Produced by: Mina Park
Released: 2008
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Dream Balloon Productions

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  • Overview
    Synopsis:
    There is an old woman who came to U.S with her family. Her family thinks of her as a burden because they can barely affording to live. She wanted to go back to Korea for her family, but she could not afford the trip. Finally, she decides to choose the fastest and cheapest ticket available.

  • Cast
    Members:
    Bongsoon Ha

  • Additional Details
    Directed by:
    Mina Park

    Produced by:
    Mina Park

    Released:
    2008

    Region:
    USA

    Language:
    Korean

    Subtitled:
    Y


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    Comment by:
    Things I loved about this film:

    1. The way her skills and worth are illustrated. She does what only a person of years can do: cook well and keep a house with dignity. On top of that she was there when needed.

    2. The use of the tv show to tell the back story.

    3. The fact that she had a great idea for making money but had clearly never had to sell anything before. And there across the street was a guy sitting on a bench that advertised a marketing firm. The one thing the woman needed. I wanted one of those Korean rolls, I was sure she was an excellent cook judging from the care she took in making them. But she had no clue when it came to marketing. A little marketing was all she needed and it never occurred to me until I saw that bench ad. Maybe it wasn't the film's intention but that's what I read into that little bit. And I thought a good way to highlight the woman's worthiness in face of evidence to the contrary.

    Things I didn't love about this film:
    1. It was a little heavy-handed the way it delivered the message. For example: The kid making the comment about grandma. Sure, kids say the darndest things, but that kid seemed old enough to be a bit more sensitive. I felt that it was an abrupt way of getting that idea across. Maybe because this was a short, we couldn't take the time to do it more subtly, like Grandma accidentally overhearing it or something.

    2. The TV show went on a little long at the beginning. We get it early on in the conversation.

    3. The ending was sort of predictable because of the melancholy music and the general dismal feeling throughout the whole piece.

    Good story.

    Posted on: 2010-05-26 09:55:23
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    Comment by:
    Nice

    Posted on: 2009-02-01 20:18:24
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    Comment by:
    I totally felt for this old lady. Excellent plot and story...

    Posted on: 2009-02-01 18:12:17
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    Comment by:
    This story broke my heart as well. Ungrateful son and daughter inlaw. Very good film and well done.

    Posted on: 2009-01-27 22:07:44
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    Comment by:
    Wow. This film broke my heart. That poor woman was doing the cleaning, cooking, laundry, and watching the kids yet she was so unappreciated. It really is a shame the way the elderly are treated. I wanted to smack that kid when he asked her when she was going to die so he could have his own bedroom. Great film. Very powerful story.

    Posted on: 2009-01-26 17:34:55
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