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 »

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Han Lee

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Dong-Woo Kim (screenplay), Lyeo-ryung Kim (based on the novel by)
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Credited cast:
Kim Yoon-seok ... Lee Dong-joo
Ah-in Yoo ... Do Wan-deuk
Su-Young Park Su-Young Park ... Do Jeong-bok
Jasmine Jasmine ... Lee Sook-hee
Kim Sang-Ho ... Middle-aged from house in front (as Sang-ho Kim)
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
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 Jongman Kim ... Waiter
Yoo-Bin Sung Yoo-Bin Sung ... Do Wan-deuk (child)
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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

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

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Drama | Sport

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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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what a wonderful movie!
9 May 2012 | by rightwingisevilSee all my reviews

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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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

20 October 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Punch See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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$33,556,725
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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