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Donggabnaegi gwawoehagi (2003)

A man from a wealthy family who should be in his second year of college, is still finishing his highschool requirements. His family hire a tutor for him who is his own age but she comes from a poor background.

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Kim Ji-Hoon and Choi Su-Wan are both 21, born 3/1982. Su-Wan is a Year 2 University student while Ji-Hoon is only a high school student (Repeating 3rd year). Su-Wan's father lose his job, and her mother works in family business, killing chickens and sell them like Kentucky fried chicken, like that kind of shop but it's family business. Su-Wan needs to earn money to help the family from poverty. Her chicken-expert mother has a rich friend, whose son is Kim Ji-Hoon, needs a tutor who can force Ji-Hoon to sit down and study for 2 hours in 3 months. The salary of this tutorial pays Su-Wan her entire semester, half of the school term. Ji-Hoon is a school fighter, loves fighting, and always attract girls, draws attention. Except studying, Ji-Hoon is really a all-rounder. Ji-Hoon was being sent to USA to study abroad when young. His relation with parents is bad due to they sent him to USA when he was young. To avoid being sent to USA again, Ji-Hoon has to gain an average of 50.0 marks in ... Written by Steffi

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30 January 2003 (South Korea)  »

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Meine Lehrerin Freundin  »

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$36,500 (Hong Kong) (5 September 2003)
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Funniest Korean Movie Lately
16 March 2003 | by (South Korea) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film very much. Many Korean people will feel familiar with this film because many of them have tutors when they go to school. Cinematography was average. The movie would have been better if the angel or the movement of the camera was more irregular. Editing, however, was very neat and unusual.

The acting was also very good. Kim Ha Neul usually played an innocent, weak girl in the Korean soap-opaeras. But this time, she plays a cute tomboy very well. Kwon Sang Woo also plays his role very believable.

What I like the most about this film is, the emotion of the characters are not too exaggerated. There are many Korean romance films that the characters cry river before the audience and I always thought it was very stale. There was no such crap in this movie.

Very funny and well-done.


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