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A Muse (2012)

Eungyo (original title)
Lee Jeok-yo is a 70ish year old man who is a respected poet. He cares fondly for his 30ish year old disciple Seo Ji-woo. The world of these two men are shaken when 17-year-old high school ... See full summary »

Director:

Ji-woo Jung (as Ji Woo Chung)

Writers:

Ji-woo Jung (screenplay) (as Ji Woo Chung), Beom-shin Park (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hae-il Park ... Lee Juk-Yo
Mu-Yeol Kim ... Seo Ji-woo
Go-eun Kim ... Han Eun-gyo
Man-sik Jeong Man-sik Jeong ... President Park
Cheol-Hyeon Park Cheol-Hyeon Park ... Blondie
Yun-sil Jang Yun-sil Jang ... Reporter Kim
Seo-in Jeong Seo-in Jeong ... Repair landlady
Kyeong-il Kim Kyeong-il Kim ... 10 Line Cafe Waiter
Min-Yeong Ahn Min-Yeong Ahn ... Poet
Mi-Yeon Im Mi-Yeon Im ... Publisher staff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hyeon-jin Baek Hyeon-jin Baek ... Critic
Ko-Eun Kim Ko-Eun Kim ... Han Eun-Gyo
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Storyline

Lee Jeok-yo is a 70ish year old man who is a respected poet. He cares fondly for his 30ish year old disciple Seo Ji-woo. The world of these two men are shaken when 17-year-old high school student Han Eun-gyo comes into the picture, as their mind and sexual desires are awakened. Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

25 April 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Muse See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Park said, "I've never been this excited for a film adaptation of my work. I'm thrilled because this novel is based on my own personal thoughts as I grew older. It's a very special piece of mine, and I trusted director Jung's caliber of delving into human psychology and desire." Park visited the film crew twice during the production of the movie, and presented autographed copies of his novel to the leading actors and actresses. See more »

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Haunting and atmospheric
25 October 2017 | by neil-moffattSee all my reviews

This was a very tricky script to film whilst retaining plausible performances.

Yet the result clearly is delicately, sensitively and authentically acted out, with immaculate pacing, intelligence and passion, carried by splendid camera work (especially the closeups), and astonishingly perfect music. At times the score felt more appropriate than anyone could ever have dreamed of.

It is not without its flaws, but it is brilliant nonetheless.

I am an instant fan of Korean cinema, pushing as it does so very much Hollywood material into the bin of mediocrity.


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