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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 »

Director:

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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"One heart, one love."
11 August 2013 | by McCamyTaylorSee all my reviews

If I had to summarize this (complex) film, I would write "It takes a village to raise a child---and the world is our village and we are all its children." I watch a lot of Asian cinema, since I am an American Buddhist. Most of the Korean films which I have enjoyed have been dark/suspenseful/supernatural. This movie is not like any other Korean film that I have watched, but it is a lot like the Japanese classic "Ping Pong" and it is a lot like American coming of age films such as "The Freshman", "Breaking Away" and "The Graduate" and the Australian movies "Muriel's Wedding" and "Strictly Ballroom", i.e. there are plenty of belly laughs, a few tearful moments and a sense that what you are watching is universal.

Anyone who watches this looking for another "Shamo" (I love Shamo, btw) or similar martial arts film will be disappointed. While it starts on a downer note, it ends on a spiritual/emotional/intellectual high. I can not praise it highly enough. I makes me feel good inside knowing that it was a commercial hit in Korea---means there are a lot of good hearted people in Korea. I am definitely going to look for more films by the writer/director.


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