Treeless Mountain details
|Starring:||Hee-yeon Kim, Mi-hyang Kim, Song-hee Kim, Soo-ah Lee|
|Director:||So Yong Kim|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 29 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 May 2010|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Korean director So Yong Kim tells the story of a family struggling to cope.
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Good film ,well acted by both childrenBy a customer from North of england , 29 May 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]A slow but engaging Korean film which centres around the hopes of two young girls that their mother will return to look after them once they have saved enough in their piggy bank. Their aunt doesn't offer them the love and way of life they were used to when living with their mother,poor and in need of work, recently abandoned by her husband. Big Aunt drinks but is basically ok - better, they believe, than being sent to granny's farm! However, in the end, life with granny is not so bad. The girls are good actresses and make this a warm and moving film.
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Really enjoyable.By JohnWHY (2 reviews) , 25 Jul 2011Really enjoyed this. All story. Take note: This is not an action film but it is very well created. Surprisingly good.
Slow but sweetBy Tehanu (14 reviews) from Earthsea , 22 May 2011Slow-moving but still quite enjoyable. Very good acting from the little girls but something about the ending felt a little flat.
Absorbing and heartbreakingBy DemelzaCat (4 reviews) from Taunton , 12 Feb 2011A film about the loss of childhood. Two gorgeous little girls are left with relatives when their mother can no longer look after them. They come to rely on each other rather than the adults in their lives. An absorbing - and heartbreaking - tale of betrayal and survival, albeit a little slow, even for this type of film. Wonderful acting, beautifully fimed, by the children
Treeless storyBy Nootlin (133 reviews) from London , 04 Feb 2011A single mother is struggling to cope with her two young girls, and takes the decision to place them with their mean aunt, who also seems to be single and destitute. The older girl is smart and resourceful, but as you might imagine things don't work out with the aunt in charge.
Only the mother and the aunt were actresses, everyone else in the movie was discovered on location. And with that in mind everyone, but especially the older girl, do a great job.
The problem is that the material is so slight and somber. The story reminded me of Grave of the Fireflies, except with that film there is some humour folded into an ultimately tragic tale. Here, everything is less, not just the tree. I suppose that makes it more realistic, but terribly laborious.
Hate to admit it, but I got just over half way and started to use X2 - it seemed to make little difference.
Absorbing taleBy a customer from Wirral , 03 Nov 2010What a super film... the two little girls were superb... they were so natural.... Was the director a woman, we wonder... men did not really feature in this film... it was about strong and weak women..and what a wonderful grandmother... she saved the day! Highly recommended