Durihana successfully informs viewers of the difficulty of being a North Korean defector in South Korea. Using the Pastor's daily work as the film's point of view, Durihana explores a defector's past and current struggles in South Korea. Their conversation is honest and straightforward; with the Pastor as the helpful and concerned individual. This is well accompanied by background music that sets the tone of the film from the very start. This and the conversation, gives impact to the Durihana message of helping North Koreans find a better life in South Korea.