Prize of the INTERFILM Jury, Saarbrücken 2014

A young German Korean accepts responsibility for himself and for his life. Only when he learns to appreciate Kendo in a new way he and his father succeed in approaching one another. Sensitively the film shows how they come closer and gain each other’s respect. It convinces by a careful composition of its aesthetic means. To leave the Korean passages without subtitles adds to the strong points of the film: The viewers experience otherness but are not excluded from understanding.