Starring Academy Award-winner Yuh-Jung Youn, Lee Minho, Jin Ha, and Minha Kim, Pachinko chronicles a Korean family across four generations who dream for more than their current social and financial circumstances provide.
Given the current hype around the Apple TV+ show, you may be in search of more Korean drama media, especially ones that center narratives on family, romance, and/or women’s plight.
People will love this film for its historical fiction, unexpected plot twists, the development of romance despite class differences, and the satisfying liberation of the film’s central female characters.
At its core, this horror film is about overcoming generational trauma, the reuniting and subsequent separation of families, an exploration of mental illness, and an examination of how our family history can haunt us.
Never Forever (2007), directed by Gina Kim, is a critically-acclaimed romantic drama about an American woman who unsuspectedly falls in love with an immigrant worker despite her already being married to another man.