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Punch (2011)

Wan-deuk-i (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Han Lee

Writers:

Dong-Woo Kim (screenplay), Lyeo-ryung Kim (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoon-seok Kim ... Lee Dong-joo
Ah-in Yoo ... Do Wan-deuk
Su-Young Park Su-Young Park ... Do Jeong-bok
Jasmine Jasmine ... Lee Sook-hee
Sang-ho Kim ... Middle-aged from house in front
Yeong-jae Kim Yeong-jae Kim ... Nam Min-goo
Hyo-ju Park Hyo-ju Park ... Lee Ho-jeong
Byeol Kang Byeol Kang ... Jeong Yoon-ha
Dong-yeong Kim Dong-yeong Kim ... Hyuk-joo (as Dong-Young Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kil-kang Ahn ... Coach
Sudip Banerjee Sudip Banerjee ... Hassan
Deok-jae Jo Deok-jae Jo
Sang-geon Jo Sang-geon Jo ... Dong-joo's Father
Jongman Kim ... Waiter
Yoo-Bin Sung Yoo-Bin Sung ... Do Wan-deuk (child)
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

"Hey, Do Wan-deuk!" The Worst Encounter Becomes The Best Twist of Fate

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Drama | Sport

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

20 October 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Punch See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,121,684
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This film is based off of the novel Wandeukyi by KIM Lyeo-Ryung, which won the 1st Annual Changbi Prize for Young Adult Fiction and sold over 700,000 copies around the nation. See more »

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Wandeuki is the best title!
7 September 2012 | by fluffsetSee all my reviews

It makes me weird why they put PUNCH for its international title, just put WANDEUKI (taegukki?) its more suitable! Maybe its a metaphor, that boy use his punch to change his life! (right?).

What a superb director and screenwriter?! They can put on many character and they developed them well until we get nailed to know each character's story. This movie actually not depict a life of zero-boy who become hero after joined kickboxing (cliche?). This is heartwarming movie, mixed of many theme - drama,comedy,lovey dovey,religious,action. Whaaa... they did so well.

Its hard to find a live action movie without antagonist (except ghibli) nowadays. I recommend you this stuff. I tell you some synopsis, its about a poor-stupid boy who have no friend,no girlfriend,money,no mommy and his main plan how to get all that important stuff. Exciting... do I make you excited?


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