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Punch (완득이)

완득이 (Wan-deuk-i)

Directed by Lee Han (이한)

Screenplay by


107min | Release date in South Korea :

Based on a novel, this is a movie about a poor and rebellious Wandeugi, meeting an oddball teacher and growing up.
"Punch" is an acclaimed coming-of-age film based on the enormously popular novel by Kim Ryeo-ryeong and play produced by Kim Dong-soo. It’s a timely text presenting the possibilities of the One Source Multi Use (OSMU) products. 18 year old Wanduk and his family’s tale is portrayed with a jaunty, dramatic rhythm. Wandeuk’s father is afflicted with kyphosis—commonly known as being hunchback. His live-in uncle isn’t completely normal either. What’s more, his mother, who makes an appearance in his life out of the blue, is Filipino. All of them, however, are precious to Wandeuk. And so is his homeroom teacher, Dong-joo, who is every bit the troublemaker Wandeuk is. They are constantly bickering and fighting as though they are enemies, but become more inseparable than family. "Punch" begins firmly rooted in the coming-of-age genre, but turns into a family drama and a social drama dealing with such crucial issues as the generation gap, education, disability, and multi-culturalism. It does all this and imparts some valuable lessons while providing entertainment and inspiration. (JEON Chanil)


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     Produced by
     Kim Dong-woo (김동우)
     Lee Han (이한)
     Kim Ryeo-ryeong (김려령)
     Original work
     Kim Byeong-seo (김병서)
     Lighting/cinematography department
     Park Sang-wook (박상욱)
     Lighting/cinematography department
     Lee Jae-jin (이재진)
     Nam Na-yeong (남나영)
     Seo Wang-seok (서왕석)
     Martial arts team
     Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
     Poster designer
    107 min 
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    Airing dates : 2011/10/20
    South Korean Box Office
    Source : &
    As of 2012.08.12 : 5 311 072  admissions (total)
    As of 2012.02.19 : 5 310 510 admissions (total)
    As of 2012.01.01 : 5,316,809 admissions (total)
    As of 2011.12.25 : 5,315,783 admissions (total)
    As of 2011.12.18 : 5,302,937 admissions (total)
    As of 2011.12.11 : 5,231,301 admissions (total)
    As of 2011.12.04 : 5,046,792 admissions (total)
    As of 2011.11.27 : 4,764,487 admissions (total)
    As of 2011.11.20 : 4,263,392 admissions (total)
    As of 2011.11.13 : 3,562,502 admissions (total)
    As of 2011.11.06 : 2,644,487 admissions (total)
    As of 2011.10.30 : 1,598,587 admissions (total)
    As of 2011.10.23 : 644,886 admissions (total)
    As of 2011.10.16 : 67,069 admissions (total)
    As of 2011.10.09 : 8,157 admissions (total)

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