Here Comes Uncle Joe | 내일도 꼭, 엉클조 (2013)
e is not their uncle, and his name is not Joe. But to the old ladies of An-dong, a rural community in southeastern Korea, Uncle Joe is the only contact they have to the modern world. Uncle Joe’s delivery service is extraordinary. He reaches 15 isolated villages that have neither markets nor public transport and delivers to the clients’ door – or even into their refrigerator – whatever they order.
As the young leave these rural communities to acquire higher education and to find high salary jobs in the cities, there are no services or people to support old people. Uncle Joe becomes the only man for the elderly. He serves his clients sincerely, and elderly customers takes care for him as their sons.
However, his road taken isn’t always happy. Because of their advanced years, Joe often encounters his elderly customers misery and death. His hope is to share his life with his old friends as long as he can do. The film follows Uncle Joe’s delivery road from spring to winter with smiles, loves, and tears between one delivery man and 800 elderly.
|Directors||WOOYOUNG CHOI | SINAE HA|
|Editors||JESPER OSMUND | METTE ESMARK | SINAE HA|
|Co-production with||ITVS(USA) | NHK(JAPAN) | SBS(KOREA)|
|Shooting Format||HD | 1920 X 1080 | 30p|
|Sound||5.1 Surround | Stereo|
|Length||52′ | 73′|
|Genre||Documentary | Human Interest|
|Year of Production||2013|
|With Supported of||Korea Creative Contents Agency (KOREA) | SJM Foundation (KOREA) | Broadcasting Contents Promotion Foundation (KOREA)|
|Broadcasted at||Global Voices – PBS Network (USA) | NHK-BS1 (JAPAN) | NRK 2 (NORWAY) | SBS (KOREA) | Aljazeera (Qatar)| Arte (French) | Channel 8 (Israel)|
|Sales Agent||First Hand Films (Swaitzerland)|