Keurosing (Crossing) (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Keurosing (Crossing) (2009)





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A man sets out on a dangerous journey in order to save the life of the woman he loves in this politically charged drama from South Korea. Yeong-su (Cha In-pyo) was once a noted professional soccer player, but since his career came to an unexpected halt, he's struggled to support his wife and family, which has become all the more difficult since his wife developed a serious illness. Yeong-su learns of a drug that could help his wife, but while it's available in South Korea, he's living in North Korea. Throwing caution to the wind, Yeong-su pays a smuggler to sneak him into South Korea with hopes of finding the needed medicine, but his plan takes an unexpected and dangerous turn. As Yeong-su struggles to make his way home, his son Jun (Shin Myeong-cheol) is locked up in a prison camp for juveniles, and when a handful of other kids try to make a break for freedom, Jun joins them.


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This was a very powerful story that describes the lives of ordinary North Koreans in the face of sickness, hunger and poverty. The production was excellent, and the storyline was believable.While there were elements of sentimentality, I did not find it was overdone. Beautiful cinematography in such an ugly backdrop. Outstanding acting performances supported a film of consistent pace and passionate portrayals. If it should win the Best Foreign Picture Academy Award, it won't surprise me. This sort of film making techniques with subject based on real events is worth to watch.

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