Reunion of Self! On-Air Film Review of ‘Return to Seoul’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker in for Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on February 23rd, 2023, reviewing “Return to Seoul,” a meditation on an adoptee and identity. In select theaters beginning February 24th.

Frederique “Freddie” Benoit (Ji-min Park) was adopted from South Korea as a baby and has never traveled back there. When a switched flight and a quirk of fate intervenes, she lands in Seoul, South Korea, and gets information about her biological parents from the adoption agency that handled her transaction. She sees her bio father (Kwang-rok Oh) immediately, and can find no connection, but her mother refuses to see her. What follows is an eight year journey, in which she comes in and out of Seoul over the years, reaching for something she has a hard time grasping.

Return to Seoul
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Patrick McDonald of reviewed “Return to Seoul” during the Morning Mess with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, February 23rd, 2023 …

”Return to Seoul” is in select theaters (see local listings) beginning February 24th. Featuring Ji-min Park, Kwang-rok Oh, Sun-young Kim and Louis-Do de Lencquesaing. Screenplay and directed by Davy Chou. Rated “R” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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