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  • A man escapes his own life to to serve a rural Korean community cut off from modern world.

    A man escapes his own life to to serve a rural Korean community cut off from modern world.

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  • Uncle Joe gets a call from his old customers.

    Uncle Joe gets a call from his old customers.

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  • Uncle Joe is listening to old ladies' request in front of community center.

    Uncle Joe is listening to old ladies' request in front of community center.

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  • Old ladies wait for Uncle Joe's truck.

    Old ladies wait for Uncle Joe's truck.

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  • Uncle Joe smiles in front of truck.

    Uncle Joe smiles in front of truck.

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  • Head shot of Sinae Ha.

    Head shot of Sinae Ha.

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  • Head shot of Wooyoung Choi.

    Head shot of Wooyoung Choi.

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The Film

He is not their uncle, and his name is not Joe. But to the old ladies of An-dong, a rural community in southeastern Korea, Uncle Joe is almost the only contact they have with the modern world. As the young leave these rural areas to acquire higher education and to find high salary jobs in the cities, there are no services or people to support old people. In this situation, Uncle Joe becomes the only man for the old.

However, his road taken isn’t always happy. Because of their advanced years, Joe often encounters his old customer-friends’ misery and death. Moreover, as he reflects on his life, he faces his inner conflict and shame. In this film, we see how Uncle Joe serves these communities with humor and attention, how love and friendship are infused in life, and how he overcomes his conflicts with his friends.

The Filmmakers

  1. Wooyoung ChoiDirector
  2. Sinae HaDirector/Producer