Hybrid feature | Denmark | 2018

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018 – Bright Future Competition
Göteborg Film Festival 2018 – Nordic Competition Nominee
CPH:DOX 2018
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival 2018
Jeonju International Film Festival 2018 – International Competition

director Malene Choi

scriptwriter Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen

producers Julie Rix Bomholt, Julie Friis Walenciak and Katja Adomeit

supported by New Danish Screen and Seoul Film Commission

produced by Walenciak Film, Adomeit Film and Cine Everywhere



Two Danish-Korean adoptees return for the first time to the country they were once born in. Confronted with the spirit of their Motherland and the personal stories of the fellow adoptees they meet in the city of Seoul, our two main characters are hurled into an emotionally disorienting journey that forces both of them to question and face their own destiny and identity.

Operating in a hybrid field THE RETURN is partially based on director Malene Choi’s personal experience.


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