Mi-kyeong (Kim Ha-Neul) is just released from prison. She is a stranger to the outside world, having no home or
family. She decides to take a train and head south. While on the train, Mi-kyeong notices an advertisement for Hana
Island. The ad portrays Hana Island as the last paradise on Earth, with lush trees and beautiful sunshine.
Mi-kyeong then decides to visit Hana Island.
Once Mi-kyeong arrives on Hana Island she is immediately disappointed. The island is desolate and appears far from
any type of paradise. Nonetheless she takes a job in a cafeteria on the island. She then meets Il-ho (Ji Jin-Hee),
who works as an elementary school teacher. He has a pure character and makes a favorable impression on
On the island there is Hwa-Ran who is a kid always hiding in the mountains. She blames her mom for always bringing
strange men to their house. Mi-kyeong has had a similar past as Hwa-ran and befriends the young child. There is
also Ah-ram, who listens to the same songs all day, while recounting her sad memories.
Meanwhile, Mi-kyeong slowly opens her heart to Il-ho. Will Mi-kyeong discover paradise?
Title: Paradise Also Known As: 파라다이스 / Paradaiseu Country: South Korea Language: Korean Subtitle: English Year: 2009 Genre: Drama, Romance
Kim Ha-Neul - Mi-Kyeong
Ji Jin-Hee - Il-ho
Kim You-Jung - Hwa-Ran
Jung Min-Sung - Jae-Kwang
Kim Jin-Goo - married woman
Director: Lee Jang-Soo Writer(s): Yoshikazu Okada Producer(s): n/a