Come, Together

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South Korea | 2016 | 122 minutes | Shin Dong-il

A bourgeois middle-class South Korean family is losing the rat race: Father is fired from his job of 18 years, Mother feels pressure at work to be a top salesperson, and Daughter struggles to get into college. But by following their dreams, maybe they can find a new definition of success.

"Delivering an assuredly executed drama with fiery performances, maverick writer-director Shin Dong-il ("Bandhobi") observes the breakdown of a bourgeois family under financial pressures with characteristic mordant humor, while suggesting that hope and succor are not entirely out of reach." Maggie Lee, Variety

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For middle-aged white-collar worker Park Beom-gu, work is his whole identity as a human being. But when he's suddenly laid off by his employer after 18 years, cracks form in the Park family foundation in this tense drama by director Shin Dong-il (Host & Guest). Beom-gu is not alone in feeling the pressure: His wife, Mi-young, tries to take up the slack by throwing herself into her credit-card sales job, resorting to desperate and unethical tactics, while the couple's daughter, Ha-na, agonizes over her college entrance exams and a purgatorial college wait list. As the tension steadily rises, each Park is tempted to resort to increasingly desperate measures: Beom-gu becomes obsessed with noises coming from a neighbor's house; Mi-young's jealousy of a rival worker turns her office into a toxic work environment; Ha-na starts harboring fantasies of eliminating students ahead of her on the wait list. From this tableau of anxiety, director Shin lets each character's humanity and dignity emerge. Both a gripping family drama and sharp social commentary on today's ultra-competitive Korean society, Come, Together shows how working harder does not always lead to true happiness.

Director Biography

Director Shin Dong-il started his career in 2001, writing and directing the short film "The Holy Family". He went on to write and direct every other film he has been a part of, with the exception of 2017's Come, Together, for which he served only as the director.

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  • Original Language Title: Keom, tugedeo
  • Director: Shin Dong-il
  • Principal Cast: Lee Hye-eun, Im Hyeong-gook, Chae Bin, Kim Jae-rok, Han Kyung-hyun
  • Premiere Status: North America
  • Country: South Korea
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 122 minutes
  • Producer: Shin Dong-il
  • Screenplay: Han Ji-soo, Shin Dong-il
  • Cinematographers: Kim Bow-ram
  • Editors: Moon In-dae
  • Music: Kwon Seong-mo
  • Filmography: Bandhobi (2009); My Friend & His Wife (2006); Host & Guest (2005)
  • Language: Korean
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP