Taxi Driver Sang-Gu is an ordinary father. He is so proud of his daughter Yoon-Mi who works at a factory for a large corporation, but somehow also feels sorry for Yoon-Mi. Because of their poor financial situation, Yoon-Mi could not attend college. Meanwhile, Yoon-Mi tells her father that she will one day buy him a new car and pay college tuition fees for her young sibling. Less than 2 years after Yoon-Mi begins her job, she becomes ill and returns home. Yoon-Mi is unable to get proper treatment from the company where she worked and she dies. Sang-Gu promises to Yoon-Mi that he will let others know her story.
You know when a movie is interesting the minute you start to read about the stuff that it's based on. Another Family (a.k.a. Another Promise) tells the true story of how a young woman was diagnosed with leukemia after starting to work at one of Samsung's factories. After her death, her family took legal actions against Samsung and demanded that they took responsibility for the daughters death.
It's a relatively straight-forward court drama, but it's the case that got me hooked. The idea of a small group of people taking on South Korea's largest company sounds more than intimidating and you wonder if such a business giant will ever admit that they're responsible for the tragic deaths of a group of employees suffering from leukemia.