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"It’s crossed all our minds at some point in time. In those moments when our boss has chided us too harshly or when a break-up ends badly or when the pressure from the family becomes unbearable. I’m not even sure what has stopped me from doing it. Jumping." 

For Song Ji-Yoon, living in South Korea is not easy. Under pressure from her family to get married, forced to work longer hours than necessary, and still healing from fresh wounds from her past relationship, she is barely coping. Feeling lost in a world that doesn’t accept her, she takes a walk along Mapo Bridge—a well-known suicide spot—and finds something that she least expects: hope.

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