Lars Movin, Denmark, 2006

59 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

Liselotte Hae-Jin Birkmose was born in Korea in 1969. When she was ten months old she was adopted by a family living in Denmark, just north of Copenhagen, where she grew up. In 1997 Liselotte started to search for information about her Korean family, and in 1999 she met her birth mother for the first time in Seoul. A meeting, which became the starting point for a year-long process, reestablishing the ties that were broken shortly after birth, and putting together pieces of information to reconstruct the story behind the adoption. The film follows Liselotte over a period of five years, starting with the first visit to Korea in 1999 and continuing on a number of trips to both Korea and the United States (Liselotte¿s family on her father¿s side lives in Seattle and Texas). It ends in 2004 where Liselotte¿s Korean mother agrees to tell her side of the story. In addition to her personal story the film follows Liselotte¿s work as president of The Korea Club, an association for adult Korean adoptees in Denmark.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Hae-Jin
Danish title Hae-Jin
Keywords Family life, USA, Adoption, Identity, Birkmose, Liselotte Hae-Jin, Korea
Director Lars Movin
Screenplay Lars Movin
Producer Steen Møller Rasmussen
Director of Photography Lars Movin
Editor Irene G. Scholten
Sound Niels Plenge
Composer Channe Nussbaum
Production country Denmark
Production company Plagiat Film
TV release 05.03.2007, DR 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Plagiat Film


Direction Lars Movin


Script Lars Movin


Producer Steen Møller Rasmussen


Cinematography Lars Movin


Stills Lars Movin


Editing Irene G. Scholten


Music Channe Nussbaum


Sound Niels Plenge

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