The South Korean drama film, A Girl at My Door, portrayed a lesbian relationship and the debate about LGBT rights in South Korea. July Jung directed this movie, which was released on May 22nd, 2014 in South Korea’s theaters.
The plot of this movie begins when a policewoman saves a girl from her abusive stepfather.
A Girl at My Door was mostly financed by the Korean Film Council. Since the budget was tight for this movie, lead actresses Bae Doona and Kim Sae-Ron didn’t charge for their performances in this movie.
This movie won several prestigious accolades for its unique storyline, including the 25th Stockholm International Film Festival and the 2nd Wildflower Film Awards.
A Girl at My Door (2014) Cast Then And Now
Bae Doona – played Lee Young-nam
South Koren actress and photographer Bae Doona performed the lead role in this movie as Lee Young-nam.
Lee was transferred from Seoul to Yeosu for a personal scandal, where she met 14-year-old a shy teenager named Do-hee.
Bae Doona won the 20th Chunsa Film Art Awards and the 9th Asian Film Awards in the category of Best Actress for this controversial film.
Bae Doona prefers to keep a low profile with the media and the public. Hence, we couldn’t locate any information regarding her current age.
We have seen Bae’s series quite a few times on Netflix, including Sense8 (2015-2018), the zombie thriller, Kingdom, where she played the role of a nurse, and the science-fiction series The Silent Sea.
Bae’s performance earned her Tokyo Sports Film Awards, Takasaki Film Festival, and Blue Dragon Film Awards.
Kim Sae-ron – played Sun Do-hee
A 14-year-old, Kim Sae-ron, played the role of a timid teenager, Sun Do-hee.
Do-hee’s stepfather was abusive to her, and she was often beaten and bullied by her classmates.
In 2014, she won the Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Golden Cinematography Awards in 2015 in the category of Best New Actress.
Kim Sae-ron started her acting career when she was only nine. Her popular television series were Listen to My Heart (2011) and Hi! School: Love On (2014).
Kim’s accomplishments as a young actress in the South Korean industry are Buster Copenhagen Internationa Film Festival for Children and Youth (2010) in the category of Best Child Actress-Special Mention, Golden Rooster, and Hundred Flowers Film Festival (2015) in the category of Best Actress in a Foreign Film.
Kim is currently 21 years old.
Song Sae-byeok – played Park Yong-ha
Song Sae-byeok portrayed Park Yong-ha, a drunken stepfather.
Do-hee’s stepfather, Park Yong-ha, was unkind to her. He beat her most of the time for no apparent cause.
At the time, Sae-byeok was 35 years old and had been nominated for the 23rd Buil Film Awards, the 2nd Wildflower Film Awards, and the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards for his role.
Song Sae-byeok came into the spotlight after appearing as the lead role in the comedy films Meet the In-Laws (2011) and The Suck Up Project: Mr. XXX-Kisser (2012).
This 42-year-old actor has won multiple awards in his acting career, including the 47th Grand Bell Awards (2010), the 8th Korean Film Awards (2010), and the 8th Max Movie Awards (2011).
Jang Hee-jin – played Eun-jung
Eun-Jung, a supporting character in the movie A Girl at My Door, was portrayed by 31-year-old Jang Hee-jin.
Eun was Young-nam’s ex-lover, and she requested she move to Australia with her.
Moreover, Hee-jin didn’t earn any nominations or awards for this film.
Jang Hee-jin started her career as a model for fashion magazines. Some of her renowned works are Myung-wol the Spy and Big. Both the television series were aired on KBS2.
In 2010, Hee-jin received the 2nd Korea Jewelry Awards and the MBC Drama Awards (2017) in the category of Actress in a Weekend Drama.
This South Korean actress just turned 39 this year in May.
Gong Myung – played Police Officer Kwon
Gong Myung performed the supporting role of Kwon Son-oh, a police officer.
When Gong signed the contract with the director, he was just 20 years old.
He did not, however, get any nominations or prizes for his performance.
This 28-year-old South Korean actor is a part of the group 5urprise, which contains five actors. His most well-known television works include The Bride of Habaek (2017), Be Melodramatic (2019), and Lovers of the Red Sky (2021).
Extreme Job, a South Korean comedy film starring him and other actors, was a box office hit and commercial success.
Gong was honored with the Asia Culture and Economy Grand Awards in 2017, the Chunsa Film Art Awards in 2019, and the Korea Best Star Award in 2019. (2019).
Moon Sung-Keun – played Nam Gyeong-de
Another supporting character, Nam Gyeong-de, a police superintendent in Seoul, was played by prominent South Korean actor Moon Sung-keun.
Moon Sung was 50 years old when he played his part.
He received numerous honorable nominations and prizes over his acting career, but none for this film.
Moon Sung-keun is well-known in South Korea not only for his accomplishments in the South Korean entertainment industry but also as a politician. He has now turned 69 years old.
In the category of Best Actor, this superstar has received two Baeksang Arts Awards, three Blue Dragon Film Awards, and two Chunsa Film Art Awards.
Son Jong-hak – played Captain Eom
Son Jong-han played Captain Eom, a supporting character in this movie. His character, however, did not receive much screen time.
When the film premiered in theaters, Song was 47 years old.
Son Jong-hak is 55 years old now. His breakthrough performance in his acting career came when he played the President of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power in the box office hit film Pandora.
Son has appeared in several drama series, such as My Horrible Boss, Wanted, Voice, Familiar Wife, and Priest.
A Girl at My Door is a film that depicts the brutalization of an abused girl (played by Kim Sae-Ron). On the other hand, Young-nam (played by Bae Doona), a policewoman who transfeered to a small city, drinks alcohol to escape her personal hell. Indeed, a good movie to watch on the weekends, but the audience pointed out some minor subplots that did not need to be in the movie.