Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (Ga-ryeo-jin si-gan, 가려진 시간)
Director: Um Tae-hwa (엄태화)
Cast: Gang Dong-won, Shin Eun-su, Lee Hyo-je, Kim Hui-won, Kwon Hae-hyo
Running Time: 129min
Release Year: 2016
Rating: Film intended for audiences 12 and over (12세 관람가)
(Underage audiences accompanied with a parent or guardian is allowed.)
13-year-old Su-rin moves to a remote island with her stepfather when her mother passes away. She befriends Sung-min, an orphan boy who truly understands her. One day, they venture into a cave in the forest with a group of kids and discover a glittering egg which, according to their local folktale, hold a time-eating monster; a monster that can instantly turn a child into an adult. Su-rin tries to stop them, but the boys take the egg out of curiosity. When she follows them out of the cave, she finds that her friends have disappeared. The police assume that this is an abduction case and begin their investigation. Su-rin tells the police about finding the egg, but nobody believes her. Later, a mysterious man in his 30s shows up and tells Su-rin that he is Sung-min.