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Punch (2011)

Wan-deuk-i (original title)
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17-year-old Wan-Deuk comes from a poor family and his grades in school are equally poor. He is a rebellious and troubled student, but he never loses in fights. Wan-Deuk then meets teacher ... See full summary »

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Han Lee

Writers:

Dong-Woo Kim (screenplay), Lyeo-ryung Kim (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoon-Seok Kim ... Lee Dong-joo
Ah-in Yoo ... Do Wan-deuk
Su-young Park Su-young Park ... Do Jeong-bok
Jasmine Jasmine ... Lee Sook-hee
Sang-ho Kim ... Middle-aged from house in front
Yeong-jae Kim Yeong-jae Kim ... Nam Min-goo
Hyo-ju Park Hyo-ju Park ... Lee Ho-jeong
Byeol Kang Byeol Kang ... Jeong Yoon-ha
Dong-Young Kim Dong-Young Kim ... Hyuk-joo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kil-kang Ahn ... Coach
Sudip Banerjee Sudip Banerjee ... Hassan
Deok-jae Jo Deok-jae Jo
Sang-geon Jo Sang-geon Jo ... Dong-joo's Father
Jongman Kim ... Waiter
Yoo-Bin Sung Yoo-Bin Sung ... Do Wan-deuk (child)
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17-year-old Wan-Deuk comes from a poor family and his grades in school are equally poor. He is a rebellious and troubled student, but he never loses in fights. Wan-Deuk then meets teacher Dong-Joo. At first, Dong-Joo and Wan-Deuk are like enemies, but Wan-Deuk grows to like him. Meanwhile, Dong-Joo cares for and seems to understand Wan-Deuk. Wan-Deuk takes up kick-boxing and through the sport grows as a person and also develops a dream. Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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Taglines:

"Hey, Do Wan-deuk!" The Worst Encounter Becomes The Best Twist of Fate

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

20 October 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Punch See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This film is based off of the novel Wandeukyi by KIM Lyeo-Ryung, which won the 1st Annual Changbi Prize for Young Adult Fiction and sold over 700,000 copies around the nation. See more »

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Disappointing movie about a teacher trying to motivate a student
8 December 2012 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

This movie goes in a pretty much generic direction when it comes to a Korean teacher trying to help out a student that feels all alone and gets into trouble. With some romance for both characters thrown in. Which is a shame cause from the trailer, I was expecting some unexpected and yet effective drama with some good amount of humor. The humor is just really bland in this movie and the story isn't anything special. The only thing that stands out is how there are actually these types of students living in Korea so it can be relatable. The building of the bond between the student and the teacher goes in a pretty much narrow direction. I was more interested in the romance between the teacher and the next door neighbor. But that was disappointing as well. Overall this is a disappointing movie about a teacher trying to motivate a student.

3.8/10


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