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Return to Seoul

  • Sans retour / Ohne Rückkehr (Working title)
All titles (7)
Feature Film | 2021-2022 | Drama | Belgium, France, Germany

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Brief synopsis

On an impulse to reconnect with her origins, Freddie, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, where she was born before being adopted and raised in France. The headstrong young woman starts looking for her biological parents in a country she knows so little about, taking her life in new and unexpected directions.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Ji-Min ParkFreddie [L]Franciska Friede
Kwang-Rok OhFather [SR]
Guka HanTena [SR]
Sun-Young KimAunt [SR]
Yoann ZimmerMaxime [SR]
Louis-Do de LencquesaingAndré [SR]
Ouk-Sook HurGrandmother [SR]
Emeline BriffaudLucie [SR]
Cheol-Hyun LimKay-Kay [SR]
Seung-Beom SonDongwan [SR]
Dong-Seok KimJiwan [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
1st ADCamille Fleury
ColoristYannig Willmann
Director of photographyThomas Favel
2nd assistant cameraRonja Motzek
Casting directorJoanna Grudzinska
Costume designerClaire Dubien
Costume designerYi Choong-Yu
DirectorDavy Chou
Script supervisorMarion Bernard
EditorDounia Sichov
Key gripJérémy Tondeur
GafferBertrand Prévot
GafferDong-Gun Kang
Key makeup artist/hair stylistJu-Young Kim
Key makeup artist/hair stylistPascale Guégan
ComposerJérémie Arcache
ComposerChristophe Musset
ProducerCharlotte Vincent
ProducerKatia Khazak
Co-producerCassandre Warnauts
Co-producerHanneke van der Tas
Co-producerJean-Yves Roubin
Production designerShin Bo-Koung
Production designerChoi Chi-Youl
Production managerRémi Veyrié
Production managerK. Jonathan Park
South Korea
South Korea
ScreenwriterDavy Chou
ScreenwriterClaire Maugendre
Production sound mixerDirk Bombey
Sound designerVincent Villa
ADR supervisorCarina Heinrich
Deutsche Fassung
Deutsche Fassung

Production companies

CompanyComment
Aurora Films [fr]
Frakas Productions S.P.R.L. [be]
Vandertastic GmbH
coproduction
coproduction
MereCinema [kr]
associate producer South Korea
associate producer South Korea
Anti Archive [kh]
associate producer
associate producer
Visual Walkabout [ro]
service production Romania
service production Romania

Distribution / Sales companies

CompanyComment
Les Films du Losange [fr]
France (theatrical)
France (theatrical)
MK2 [fr]
International Sales
International Sales
Rapid Eye Movies [de]
Germany (theatrical) 2023
Germany (theatrical) 2023
Stadtkino Filmverleih [at]
Austria (theatrical) 2023
Austria (theatrical) 2023

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Hanneke van der Tas2022Filmfest Hamburg [de]
Hamburg Producer Award - Int. co-productions
Hamburg Producer Award - Int. co-productionsNominated
Davy Chou2022ZFF - Zurich Film Festival [ch]
Feature Film
Feature FilmNominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2022GermanyFilm Festival Cologne
2022FranceFestival de Cannes
Un certain regard
Un certain regard
2022CanadaTIFF - Toronto International Film Festival
Discovery
Discovery
2022PolandIFF New Horizons
Discoveries
Discoveries

Cinema releases and premieres

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseAustriaThursday, 26/01/2023
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 26/01/2023
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 25/01/2023
PremiereSunday, 22/05/2022Festival de Cannes [fr]