A Girl at My Door

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A Girl at My Door's restrained approach to potentially lurid themes pays dividends in a deeply affecting debut for writer-director July Jung.

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Movie Info

A young police officer is sent to work in a small village and takes in a teenager to protect her from her abusive stepfather.

Cast & Crew

Doona Bae
Young-Nam
July Jung
Director
July Jung
Screenwriter
Jun-dong Lee
Producer
Yeong-gyu Jang
Original Music
Hyun Seok Kim
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for Dohee-ya (A Girl at My Door)

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (27) | Rotten (2)

  • [Here,] the city slicker is a taciturn lesbian police chief with a scandalous past, a passionate dislike of bullies and a penchant for lonely late-night drinking sessions. She's played, with mesmeric stillness, by rising star Doona Bae.

    September 18, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • A detective story with a satisfying social justice twist.

    September 17, 2015 | Rating: 4/5
  • This is a little contrived and soapy, although Doona Bae has vivid presence.

    September 17, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The pic is ultimately held together by the mesmerizing presence of Bae Doo-na in the title role and an equally bracing performance by teen thesp Kim Sae-ron.

    August 25, 2015 | Full Review…

    Maggie Lee

    Variety
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  • While Jung's efforts to avoid sensationalism and employ multiple threads are very admirable, the result is a mild-mannered piece short of a sufficiently substantial exposition of its plethora of characters and the problem they face.

    August 25, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The debut feature of 34-year-old July Jung deals frankly with issues of sexuality and gender in a refreshing way. The film's style is restrained, but the criticism of the culture of repression in Korea is extremely trenchant and powerful.

    August 25, 2015 | Full Review…

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