Clean Up (2018)

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Clean Up (2018)

After losing her son, Jungjoo loses all hope in life, drinking and smoking her life away. She tries to overcome the pain by attending church and praying diligently to no avail. Then one day, she meets Mingoo, a convicted criminal, wearing dirty clothes that have not seen a washer in who knows how long. He carries all his belongings in a plastic bag. Seeing him reminds Jungjoo of an event 12 years earlier. Clean up is a film about a woman coming face to face with a past she wants to forget. She kidnaps a child out of desperation and meets that child again 12 years later. The problem is that the child is now poor, lonely and scorned. She can't ignore him, and not remembering who she is the boy feels safe with her. Clean up is a film about salvation and forgiveness. Will the two be able to overcome their feelings of guilt, resentment, and anger? Rather than giving a hasty conclusion, the film advances slowly towards a faint glimmer of hope. (Nam Dong-chul)
South Korea
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Creators
Director Manki Kwon
Writer Manki Kwon
Information
Release Date2019-12-18
Runtime1h 41min
GenreDrama
Content Rating
AwardsAwards5 wins
CompanyKorean Academy of Film Arts
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Jeong-jooas Jeong-joo
Min-gooas Min-goo
Tae-gyooas Tae-gyoo
Ga-young Kim
Ga-young Kim
Chan-sookas Chan-sook
Kwak Ja-hyoung
Kwak Ja-hyoung
Chiefas Chief
Yoo Jung-ho
Yoo Jung-ho
Seung-hoonas Seung-hoon
Woo-hyeok Jeong
Woo-hyeok Jeong
Presidentas President
Seon-joo Lee
Seon-joo Lee
Jong-heeas Jong-hee
Do-Hyeong Lee
Do-Hyeong Lee
Young Min-gooas Young Min-goo
Kim-Kwon
Kim-Kwon
Min-goo's Fatheras Min-goo's Father
Na-ra Han
Na-ra Han
Min-Goo's Motheras Min-Goo's Mother
Min-Young An
Min-Young An
Meat place owneras Meat place owner
Ha-Yeong Jo
Ha-Yeong Jo
Tae-gyoo's Wifeas Tae-gyoo's Wife
Noo-ri Jeon
Noo-ri Jeon
Tae-gyoo's Daughteras Tae-gyoo's Daughter
Hyeok-il Kang
Hyeok-il Kang
Beom-sikas Beom-sik
Joo-ha
Joo-ha
Beom-sik's girlfriendas Beom-sik's girlfriend
Jeong-tak
Jeong-tak
Joo-hwanas Joo-hwan
Real estate agentas Real estate agent