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Runtime: 92 min.

Release: October 29, 2009

Director: Ounie Lecomte

Producer: Lee Chang-Dong, Laurent Lavole, Lee Joon-Dong

Writer: Ounie Lecomte, Lee Jung-Hwa

Country: South Korea

language: Korean

A Brand New Life

Yeohaengja 여행자
  • Movie
  • Korean
  • Drama
  • Children
  • Arthouse
  • Award Winning


Set in the 1970's in a South Korean orphanage, as one child awaits to be adopted.


  1. During the 11t Pusan Promotion Plan (which runs during the Pusan Int. Film Festival), "A Brand New Life" picked up the $10,000 OKF Fund award, which is presented by the Overseas Korean Foundation to fund a project from a Korean living overseas.
  2. Director Ounie Lecomte was born in South Korea but adopted as child by French parents. This movie is based partially on her experiences.
  3. "A Brand New Life" is produced by Now Film (South Korea) and Gloria Films (France) which is thought to be the first South Korean-French co-produced film.