Ode to My Father

An impressive 14 million viewers–that’s not far short of a third of Korea’s population–have flocked to see the film, “Ode to My Father”.

Taking you back to the outbreak of the Korean War in the 1950s, “Ode to My Father” depicts in vivid imagery the struggles and achievements that have shaped contemporary Korean history. It is told through the life story of one family man, and though a work of fiction, it evokes real historical events as seen through the eyes of ordinary Koreans. The film has been screened at the OECD in Paris during 2016 to mark the country’s 20th anniversary of membership of the organisation, courtesy of the Korean delegation.   

©OECD Observer October 2016

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