Ye Ri (Han Ye Ri) is a Chinese woman who grew up without her father, who once enjoyed a brief fling with her mother.
She decides to visit her father, in South Korea, but this proves to be an ill-fated decision: Shortly after she arrives, he becomes sick and is eventually paralyzed.
Left with no choice in the matter, she must stay and take care of him. In order to make ends meet, she takes a job running a local bar. This is quite a fall from grace for Ye Ri, who is highly educated, and spends her time on high-minded pursuits, including poetry.
The bar’s male patrons have developed a fixation on her, however. These include Ik Joon (Yang Ik Joon), a potty-mouthed, scruffy ruffian, landlord Jong Bin (Yoon Jong Bin), and Jung Bum (Park Jung Bum), a defector from North Korea.
Although on friendly terms with one another, all three vie for her affections – but can any of these lowly suitors win Ye Ri’s heart?
“A Quiet Dream” is a 2016 South Korean movie that was directed by Zhang Lu.