Kim Bul (Kim Bul-yi), who is a midget, lives in a shabby house by the salt fields with his devoted wife (Jeon Yang-ja) and his three children. His eldest son Young-su (Ahn Sung-ki) works on the salt fields; his younger...展开son Young-ho (Lee Hyo-jeong) attends a boxing hall, where he works out his frustration and resentment over his family's poverty; and his daughter Young-hi (Keum Bo-ra) works in a bakery. Although they are poor, Kim and his family love and support one another through their difficult lives. One day, the government sends Kim an eviction notice. As compensation, he receives a ticket to move into an apartment. But the family's meager means makes it impossible for them to make the move and, shedding bitter tears, they decide to sell the ticket to a broker. Real estate speculator Pak Wu-cheol, who has his eye on Young-hi, buys the ticket from them for more than its market value. Determined to get the ticket back by any means, Young-hi follows Wu-cheol and enters his employ. After letting him sleep with her, she steals the ticket from his safe and returns home, only to find that her father has already taken his own life.