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The Poet and the Boy

The Poet and the Boy

Dir. Kim Yang-hee


A moving, and often funny tale, THE POET AND THE BOY is the story of a struggling poet in his late 30s, who has spent all his life in a small island town, living off his hard working wife. Despite his wife&339;s constant nagging about having a family and his inability to carry his share in the relationship, all he does is think about his writing. One day, the poet meets a teenage boy working at a donut shop and helplessly develops feelings he has never had before, leading to both dramatic and comedic consequences. The debut feature from filmmaker Kim Yang-hee, stars actor/director Yang Ik-June (BREATHLESS), actress Jeon Hye-Jin (THE THRONE) plus young Korean heart-throb and rising star Jung Ga-Ram.


Year of production: 2017. Running Time: 110 min

In Korean with English Subtitles

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