Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: The Elephant On The Bike is a coming-of-age drama about a man whose childhood has been overcast in painful memories due to his disability. This sentimental romantic film features an up-and-coming cast that includes Yang Jin Woo (The Evil Twin , Hwang San Bul ) and Kim Jung Hwa (No Regret, Spy Girl). Newcomer director Kwon Yong Gook takes charge of the megaphone to tell a candid story about one man?s internal struggles as he makes the transition from adolescence to adulthood, carrying the psychological wound caused by his physical deformity, plus the impact of his disability on his family. Despite the constant social and family conflicts that dampen his already disheartened soul, a glimmer of hope arises as he discovers the ultimate joy of life ? loving someone and being loved. In his feature-length debut, Kwon conveys the message that not all physically challenged protagonists end up miraculously overcoming their hardships. A poignant tearjerker minus the superficial themes, The Elephant On The Bike offers realism throughout its heartwarming tale.
This story of a young man growing up teased by other children and misunderstood by others around him because of his handicap…born with a bad hand, angry at his disability, his family trying to help him overcome his insecurities, grows up feeling the same to where he can’t keep his girlfriend, get a job, fights with friends….remembers days of youth with young girl with her own handicap (whom he found out died later) who helped him through some of the tough times, remembers how his father helped him even making an elephant for him out of wire because "an elephant can do anything with his trunk with no hands"..,,,I had a hard time understanding why the title of this movie, but later in it shows the little girl who befriended him as a child had drawn a book of an elephant on a bike and then at the end is a song written of same…he worked in a zoo around elephants as well. I found this to be slow, the guy was down all the time, the family was angry and sad, there was no good times or happy times, the emotions expressed were basically as unfeeling as his hand was supposed to be until the end when the father dies. Was not one of the best made films but if you like a slow moving uneventful movie it’s o.k..