SEOUL -- In "Sinkhole," this summer's South Korean blockbuster, the breadwinner of the Park family toils in an office, putting away every spare penny toward his goal of buying a home. After 11 years of work, he cobbles together enough savings to purchase an apartment, an increasingly important milestone and class distinction in his country.
The new place isn't fancy, but Park proudly exclaims "We're homeowners!" as he moves in with his wife and son on a rainy day. Park hopes that his years of sacrifice will pay off and home ownership will anchor the family in the middle class.