Olokpa people, which kin detention , una wan kpeme too? Hong's latest film provides an interesting mix of popular and arthouse sensibilities, and internationally, too, it is likely to attract wider audiences than his previous films. But I have enough of an understanding of the horror genre to see that similarities with other non-Ringu films may also be present here -- the ghost in the mirror, the Asian horror hair, etc.. The Way Home opens with a single mother who, faced with financial troubles, decides to leave her seven-year son with his mute grandmother in the countryside. Culture, like its brethren Language, morphs with the local and the global simultaneously. And maybe change his life in the process. Underlying them is a sense of pathos about class differences based on consumption patterns of the '80s, when Korea was first becoming an out-and-out consumer society and its people were beginning to be defined by what they buy and own. Many will be struck by the challenge met by Moon So-ri in portraying a severely handicapped woman, but Sol Kyung-gu has also given tremendous life to his character, and the two of them together are brilliant. Uhm Jung-hwa, referred to in some circles as the "Madonna of Korea," whatever that means, is perfect as Yeon-hee, bold, attractive and perhaps more than a little manipulative: I admit I was shocked to see how well this film performed at the box-office when it was released in April. Partly due to Friend, nostalgia for the 70s and early 80s is becoming a staple of recent Korean cinema. The humour largely comes from his original and often absurd solutions to problems and his total disregard for others when solving them, his pettiness, and occasional malevolence.