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[DVD] Cherry Tomato (Region-3)
[DVD] Cherry Tomato (Region-3)
[DVD] Cherry Tomato (Region-3)
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Product Description
Korean Title: Bangwool Tomato
Starring: Shin Gu, Kim Hyang-Gi, Kim Byung-Chun
Director: Jeong Young-Bae
Studio: Sony Pictures (Korea)
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama (Family)

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About This DVD

Park Gu makes a living for himself and his granddaughter Da-seong by collecting recyclable paper on the street. Their situation becomes worse when his son is released from prison and steals Park's savings, and his bicycle-drawn cart -- his only tool for making money -- is destroyed by construction workers. Park visits the house of the construction company's head, where he ends up trying to steal meat for his hungry granddaughter. But the meat, which was for the owner's dog, had been poisoned by the housekeeper, who doesn't like her boss.

"Cherry Tomato" depicts the poverty-stricken life of an old man and his granddaughter in a realistic way that evokes a strong sense of sympathy. But the ultimate emotion the film triggers is, for better or worse, helplessness. The debut feature by former television producer Jeong Yeong-bae wastes no time highlighting the key theme: poverty. Park-gu (played by veteran actor Sin Goo) is barely scraping by with his granddaughter Da-seong (Kim Hyang-ki), and their life is unbearably miserable.

Living in a shabby single-room rented house, they do not have enough money to feed themselves. Park-gu works as a porter for a shopping mall in Seoul but he soon finds himself kicked out of the place. In his 70s, Park-gu tries to survive by collecting papers and recyclable stuffs on the street, but the money he earns is always too small to buy a decent meal. His granddaughter, 6, seems mature for her age, possibly due to her trouble-laden life. After her mother left away years ago and her father was put behind bars, she has been raised by her foul-mouthed grandfather. What is remarkable -- and emotional -- is that Da-seong knows her friends happily go to kindergarten and lead a normal life that is so different from hers, but she does not complain to her grandfather or anybody else.

She feels always hungry, but hunger is not the only problem. Suffering a form of congenital corneal opacity and deprived of specially designed glasses, she frequently stumbles and falls flat on the ground. Yet she does not cry that much. The trouble doubles when her father Chun-sam (Kim Yeong-ho) abruptly returns home. Da-seong, however, gets only a small pot of cherry tomatoes when her father steals the tiny sum of money her grandfather has so far saved and runs away.

Park Gu makes a living for himself and his granddaughter Da-seong by collecting recyclable paper on the street. Their situation becomes worse when his son is released from prison and steals Park's savings, and his bicycle-drawn cart -- his only tool for making money -- is destroyed by construction workers. Park visits the house of the construction company's head, where he ends up trying to steal meat for his hungry granddaughter. But the meat, which was for the owner's dog, had been poisoned by the housekeeper, who doesn't like her boss.

Audio Format: DD 5.1, DD 2.0
Video Format: Widescreen 1.78:1 (Anamorphic) 
Languages: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean  
Country Made: Korea 
Region Code: 3
Year Made: 2008 
Running Time: 100 + 27
Special Features: - Acting Scenes
- Production Notes
- Special Scenes


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