Oh! My Papa

Oh! My Papa


  • Native title: 오! 마이 파파
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 36 min.


“All the kids in the streets are like my own.”
Father So Aloicio, whose Korean name is So Jae-gun, settled in Busan which was suffering from the aftermath of the Korean War in the 50s. He established the Mother Mariah Shelter to look after poor children and he even bought and turned a detention camp that forcefully admitted kids, into an orphanage. The children thought of him as their father and called him Father So.
“Living in poverty make you stay in the same wavelength as the poor.”
Father So used donations to the orphanage only for the orphanage but chose to live in poverty himself. His gown which the nuns of the shelter stitched up for him several times and his worn out shoes just show how determined he was as Father So.