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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
excellent Korean warm-up-your-heart movie. a lonely teenager, a struggling father, a crazy high school teacher, a timid but loving immigrant mother. this movie is a great example of how the Korean movies are sometimes superior to other Asian countries movies. you have to transcend the difference of the cultures to know that at the bottom of all human hearts, parental love is the most important thing to all the kids. all the children cannot and would not grow up to be a happy person if their parents are separated or divorced, because once the unity is broken, shattered like a mirror, none of the family member would find a complete image of their own. this is a wonderful Korean movie that i fully appreciated and enjoyed, because it showed us the other side of the rich facade of a developing country, poor and dirty neighborhood, the forever shanty town with struggling majority population of all the countries everywhere in the world. the screenplay writer(s), like painter, drawing a water color painting full of vivid scenes and people, and turned it out to be a masterpiece.
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