• Treeless Mountain (2009)

Treeless Mountain

Release Date: April 22nd, 2009

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Jin (Hee Yeon Kim) and her younger sister, Bin (Song Hee Kim), are left by their mother (Soo Ah Lee) with Big Aunt (Mi Hyang Kim). The girls' mother is trying to hunt down their father. She gives them a piggy bank, telling her daughters that when it is full of coins she will return. Big Aunt is an alcoholic who neglects to look after the children. By selling roasted grasshoppers, the two girls manage to take care of themselves over the summer, waiting all the while for their mother's return.

Cast: Hee Yeon Kim, Song Hee Kim, Soo Ah Lee, Mi Hyang Kim

Director: So Yong Kim

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 2000s , Underdog , Sister , Mother , Growing up , Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

    The movie is thoroughly engrossing from the opening frame to the end credits, and it’s a beautiful viewing experience. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A minimalist masterpiece. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Without wallowing in sentimentality or judging any of her characters, Kim has drawn a mature portrait of an elementary school girl old before her time and a loss of childhood that rings true on every level. show more

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