Sisters on the Road (2008)

Movie


Sisters on the Road (2008)
Jigeum, idaeroga joayo (original title)

Myeong-eun's quest to find her father when her mother dies took her on the road trip with her eccentric elder sister.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
South Korea
IMDb  6.8 /10
Creators
Director Ji-young Boo
Writer Ji-young Boo
Information
Release Date2009-04-23
Runtime1h 30mins
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards1 win.
Company
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Myeong-ju (as Hyo-jin Kong)
Myeong-eun
Se-eun Ahn
Se-eun Ahn
Young Myeong-eun
Eun-jin Bae
Eun-jin Bae
Seung-ah
Kwi-Jung Choo
Kwi-Jung Choo
Hye-sook
Dong-hwa Han
Dong-hwa Han
Octopus soup boy
Jin-wuk Kim
Jin-wuk Kim
Truck driver 3
Sang-hyun Kim
Sang-hyun Kim
Truck driver 1 (as Byeong-gyu Kwak)
Jeong-eun Lee
Jeong-eun Lee
Octopus soup girl
Na-hyeon Lee
Na-hyeon Lee
Young Seung-ah
Dong-hyeon Park
Dong-hyeon Park
Hotel manager
Gi-dong Song
Gi-dong Song
Driver of car in behind

Sisters on the Road

Sisters on the Road (Korean: 지금, 이대로가 좋아요; RR: Jigeum, idaeroga joayo; lit. "Now, things are just fine as they are") is a South Korean independent film written and directed by Boo Ji-young, and starring Shin Mina and Gong Hyo-jin.

Filming was in 2007 and its world premiere was at the 2008 Pusan International Film Festival. It was released in South Korean theaters in 2009.


Plot

The sudden death of her mother brings Myung-eun back home to Jeju island. There she meets her estranged sister Myung-ju and Myung-ju's daughter Seung-ah, still living at their old home, and Hyun-ah who has lived with them for over 20 years like a relative. A career woman whose hard exterior masks her illegitimacy and abandonment issues, Myung-eun tells Hyun-ah she wants to start looking for her father after the funeral. Single-minded in her desire to dig up memories of her father and discover why he left, Myung-eun resents that Myung-ju, who like their mother is a carefree fish trader and an unmarried mother of a young daughter, seemingly doesn't care. At first Myung-ju is reluctant to accompany Myung-eun, but after Hyun-ah persuades her, guilt and her sense of duty as an older sibling prevails. And so the two sisters who are dissimilar in character, lifestyle and even fathers go on a road trip together. On their trip, Myung-eun and Myung-ju quarrel over their differences, share secrets, reminisce about their past, and eventually embrace each other as family.

Director Boo Ji-young captures the delicately subtle atmosphere floating between women, and how inscrutable life is.


Cast

  • Shin Mina ... Park Myung-eun
  • Gong Hyo-jin ... Oh Myung-ju
  • Kim Sang-hyun ... Hyun-ah
  • Chu Kwi-jung ... Hye-sook
  • Moon Jae-woon ... Hyun-sik
  • Bae Eun-jin ... Seung-ah