Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
The plight of the "one-point-five generation" of over 20,000 Koreans who immigrated to Argentina is explored in the debut feature from director Bae Youn Suk. Soon after Bo-rum (Kim Borum)'s father's illicit clothing factory is raided by the authorities, the displaced worker catches the eye of pretty, former co-worker Duk-Kyu (Cho Duk Kyu). As the pair set out on their first date to the tourist hot spot of La Boca, the good time that they have together is nevertheless underscored by their relative unfamiliarity with the strange surrounding. From the young, rabble-rousing Koreans who resent the fast-track success of their more industrious fellow countrymen to the second generation that offers hope for the future, this is the story of people trying to find a new life as their identity as Koreans fade and a new breed emerges to forge ahead into an unknown but promising future.
Korean [nationality], Argentina, identity, dating, generation, hope