Over the years, BTS‘s V has shared many movie recommendations with fans, but one film has left a particularly deep impression on him.
On the Weverse app, an ARMY asked V what his favorite movie was as a child. V answered, “Oseam,” an animated classic released in 2003.
At the time of its release, V was seven years old, close in age to the film’s main characters, the boisterous Gilson and his quiet, older sister Gami.
The siblings were orphaned after a fire took Gami’s eyesight and their mother’s life. Unlike Gami, Gilson does not know his mother passed away, and he believes they will be reunited someday. Warning: spoilers beyond this point!
Oseam has been compared to another bittersweet tearjerker, Studio Ghibli‘s Grave of the Fireflies, and for good reason. To find a cure for his sister’s blindness, Gilson decides to travel with a monk to the mountains, but the trip ends in tragedy. Gilson sacrifices his life for Gami’s eyesight.
Oseam, described as a fairytale for adults, is based on a novel by Korean author Jeong Chae Bong. There is also a live-action adaptation of Oseam, released in 1990.
V has shared his love for Oseam several times. He told his members that he, “teared up” while watching it.
[TRANS] 🐻 During Chuseok I would watch Oseam movie in the main room
🐨: Oh, Oseam, isn't that such a fun movie?
🐻: I teared up a little
🐻: (Imitating Oseam movie) Noona! (Cries)
Taehyung is talking about animated film Oseam a story of two orphans
— TTP (@thetaeprint) September 21, 2021
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