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A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.

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Mija
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Jongwook
Hee-ra Kim ...
M. Kang
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Kibum's father
Myung-shin Park ...
Heejin's mother
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Yong-taek Kim

Directed by

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Chang-dong Lee

Written by

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Chang-dong Lee ... ()

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Sung-min Choi ... executive producer
Myung-soo Jung ... co-executive producer
Dong-Ha Lee ... co-producer
Joon-dong Lee ... producer
Seung-ho Lee ... co-executive producer
Michel Saint-Jean ... co-executive producer
Tae-soon Youm ... executive producer

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Hyun Seok Kim

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Hyun Kim

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Yong-gi Lee ... colorist

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Jum-hee Shin ... (as Jeom-hui Sihm)

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Choong-yeon Lee

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Hyun-kyu Hwang ... makeup and hair

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Jung-bum Park ... assistant director

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Seung-cheol Lee ... sound

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Bada Kim ... lighting technician

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Eun-hee Her ... cheif financial officer

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Mark Siegmund ... thanks

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Also Known As
  • Poetry (World-wide, English title)
  • Poetry (France)
  • Poesía (Spain)
  • Poesía para el alma (Argentina)
  • Poetry (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 139 min
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Budget KRW1,300,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The idea for the film had its origin in a real-life case where a small town schoolgirl had been raped by a gang of teenage boys. When director Chang-dong Lee heard about the incident, it made an impact on him, although he hadn't been interested in basing a film on the actual events. Later, during a visit in Japan, Lee saw a television program in his hotel room. The program was edited entirely from relaxing shots of nature, "a peaceful river, birds flying, fishermen on the sea ? with soft new-age music in the background," and a vision for a possible feature film started to form. "Suddenly, it reminded me of that horrible incident, and the word 'poetry' and the image of a 60-year old woman came up in my mind. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes Film Festival 2010 (2010). See more »

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