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 ...
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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
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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