A small village in the Kanwondo region, a 9 year old girl, her brother Tong-gu - who is mentally handicapped - and their father Hyegon. Hyegon has an accident in the mines, loses his job and receives no compensation. It becomes increasingly difficult to hold onto hope, to find another job and to cope with his children. Nine-year-old Yeong-lim (Yu) has a slightly older brother, Dong-gu (Park Hyeon-woo), who's mentally handicapped, and a father, Hye-geon (Jo Yung-jin), who's lost his job in the mines and received no compensation. Add to that the family's simple home is skedded for demolition and neighbors are moving away. While dad sits around drinking and looking depressed, Yeong-lim tries to keep the family going by stealing food and arranging for Dong-gu to attend a specialist school. But her solution for her father's health problems has deadly consequences.