A Family (2004 film)

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A Family
A Family (2004 film)-poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Lee Jung-chul
Produced by Hwang Woo-hyun
Hwang Jae-woo
Kim Seung-bum
Ryu Soo-cheol
Written by Lee Jung-chul
Starring Soo Ae
Joo Hyun
Music by Lee Dong-jun
Cinematography Choi Sang-muk
Edited by Nam Na-yeong
Distributed by Tube Entertainment
Release date
  • September 3, 2004 (2004-09-03)
Running time
95 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

A Family (Hangul가족; RRGajok) is a 2004 South Korean drama film starring Soo Ae and Joo Hyun, and written and directed by Lee Jung-chul.[1][2]


Jeong-eun, a former pickpocket with four prior convictions, is released from prison after serving a three-year sentence. She reunites with her younger brother, Jeong-hwan, and father, Ju-seok, the latter with whom she has a troubled relationship. Ju-seok, an ex-cop-turned-fishmonger, hides his love and concern for his daughter beneath a gruff exterior. Though Jeong-eun is tough and rebellious, she is fiercely protective of her brother and father, and is genuinely determined to put her life in order this time. While under probation, she works as an assistant at a beauty salon, hoping to someday open her own salon with the money she has saved. But Chang-won, who was once her partner in crime and now leads his own gang, not only refuses to give Jeong-eun her cut of their last job, but he and his gangsters begin harassing her family, saying she's the one who owes him money.[3][4]


  • Soo Ae as Jeong-eun
  • Joo Hyun as Ju-seok
  • Park Ji-bin as Jeong-hwan
  • Park Hee-soon as Chang-won
  • Uhm Tae-woong as Dong-su
  • Jung Wook as Byeong-cheon
  • Chu Gwi-jeong as beauty salon owner
  • Jeon Guk-hwan as Man-sik
  • Kim Se-dong as probation officer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2004 Blue Dragon Film Awards[5] Best New Actress Soo Ae Won
Best New Director Lee Jung-chul Nominated
Korean Film Awards Best New Actor Park Hee-soon Nominated
Best New Actress Soo Ae Won
Director's Cut Awards Best New Actress Soo Ae Won
2005 Max Movie Awards Best Actress Soo Ae Won
Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress Soo Ae Won
Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress Soo Ae Nominated
Asia Pacific Film Festival[6] Best Actor Joo Hyun Won


  1. ^ Kim, Gab-sik (25 August 2004). "Suae Sounds Off on Her Role in Family". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  2. ^ "'Something daughters feel about their fathers': director Lee". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. 2 September 2004. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  3. ^ Paquet, Darcy. "A Family". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  4. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (2 September 2004). "A story of love between father, daughter". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  5. ^ "A Family - Awards". Cinemasie. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  6. ^ Frater, Patrick (3 October 2005). "Korean pix top Asia fest kudos". Variety. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 

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