Two Danish-Korean adoptees return for the first time to the country they were once born in. Confronted with the spirit of their Motherland and the personal stories of the fellow adoptees they meet in the city of Seoul, Karoline and Thomas are hurled into an emotionally disorienting journey that forces both of them to question and face their own destiny and identity.
Operating in a hybrid field THE RETURN is partially based on director Malene Choi’s personal experience as well as stories shared by adoptees that Malene encountered in Seoul while shooting the film.
Director: Malene Choi
Producers: Julie Friis Walenciak, Julie Rix Bomholt and Katja Adomeit
Writer: Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen
Cast: Karoline Sofie Lee, Thomas Hwan
Produced by: Walenciak Film, Adomeit Film and Cine Everywhere
Supported by: New Danish Screen and Seoul Film Commission
Type: Hybrid feature
Status: In post production