Way Back Home (2013)
Jeong Yeon and Jong Bae are a happily married couple with a young daughter; they pour their savings into an auto repair shop only to have the rug pulled out from underneath them when a friend of Jong Bae’s commits suicide after he is unable to pay his loans. Since Jong Bae acted as his friend’s guarantor, the debt now falls onto them. With Jong Bae gradually growing despondent following their financial turmoil, Jeong Yeon makes the hard decision to do a job for a seedy acquaintance. She agrees to deliver diamonds from Paris to Seoul, which she thought would be legal. Jeong Yeon arrives in France, but as soon as she sets foot in Orly Airport she is arrested and police discover more than 30 kilograms of cocaine in her bag. Being thrown in a French jail is only the beginning of her troubles as legal wranglings and an indifferent Korean embassy in France soon see her shipped off to a penitentiary on the far-flung island of Martinique, a French territory in the Caribbean, where she is jailed for two years without being tried in court. Back in Korea, her husband does his best to get through to the diplomats and secure her passage home.
Other name: The Way Home; Jibeuro Ganeun Gil; The Road Home
Country: South Korea
Genres: Drama, Family, Movie
Date aired: Dec 11, 2013