It's not often we witness a film that has a sympathetic protagonist who happens to be a police officer, much less one that actually deserves the audiences' attention. But the South Korean film A Girl At My Door, is exactly that. Actress Bae Doona stars as the police chief of a small town, sent there as a kind of punishment, the result of a personal incident.
Bae's character, Lee Young-nam, is a functioning alcoholic, the kind who can keep it together and nothing like the village drunkards. Her character is juxtaposed against the city's leading entrepreneur, Park Yong-ha (Song Sae-byeok), a rather vile man who spends his nights abusing his daughter, Seon Do-hee (Kim Sae-ron). When Young-nam meets the abused child, she takes it upon herself to protect the girl from the physical and emotional abuse that surrounds her, and their relationship. However strange it seems, this is what fuels this curious little film.More »