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The Poet and The Boy (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Jeon Hye Jin (Actor) | Yang Ik Joon (Actor) | Jung Ga Ram (Actor) | Bang Eun Hee (Actor)
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Writer-director Kim Yang Hee, who assisted on Days of Wrath and Wonderful Radio, makes her feature debut with The Poet and The Boy. Yang Ik Joon (Breathless) takes the lead role of a poet who finds his unlikely muse in a charming young man played by rising actor Jung Ga Ram (Heard It Through the Grapevine). The Poet and The Boy was an official selection at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and won Best Screenplay at the 18th Busan Film Critics Award and the 18th Women in Film Korea Awards.

Poet Hyun Taek Ki (Yang Ik Joon) is untalented and unemployed, and he even has low sperm count. Despite all this, his wife (Jeon Hye Jin, The Merciless) loves him very much and wants to have a child with him. Taek Ki becomes addicted to the donuts from a new shop that opens near his home. He meets desolate young man Se Yoon (Jung Ga Ram) who works there, and feels inspired whenever he sees him. Taek Ki finds himself increasingly interested in Se Yoon without knowing what these feelings mean.

This edition comes with a postcard and special features including audio commentary and character videos.

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Product Title: The Poet and The Boy (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) The Poet and The Boy (DVD) (限量版) (韓國版) The Poet and The Boy (DVD) (限量版) (韩国版) The Poet and The Boy (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) 시인의 사랑 (DVD) (한정판) (한국판)
Also known as: 詩人的愛情 诗人的爱情
Artist Name(s): Jeon Hye Jin (Actor) | Yang Ik Joon (Actor) | Jung Ga Ram (Actor) | Bang Eun Hee (Actor) | Kim Sung Kyun 全 惠珍 (Actor) | 楊益俊 (Actor) | 鄭 家藍 (Actor) | 方 銀姬 (Actor) | 金成均 全 惠珍 (Actor) | 杨益俊 (Actor) | Jung Ga Ram (Actor) | 方 银姬 (Actor) | 金成均 Jeon Hye Jin (Actor) | ヤン・イクチュン (Actor) | Jung Ga Ram (Actor) | Bang Eun Hee (Actor) | キム・ソンギュン 전혜진 (Actor) | 양익준 (Actor) | 정 가람 (Actor) | 방은희 (Actor) | 김성균
Release Date: 2018-09-03
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Country of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Publisher: Injoingan
Other Information: 1-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1068156958

Product Information

시인의 사랑 (DVD) (한국판)

*Screen format:Anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1
*Sound mix:한국어 돌비 디지털 5.1
*Extras:
- Commentary by 김양희 감독, 양익준, 전혜진, 정가람,
진행 무브먼트 진명현 대표
- 티저 예고편
- 메인 예고편
- 캐릭터 시 영상

*Director:김양희

- Commentary by 김양희 감독, 양익준, 전혜진, 정가람, 진행 무브먼트 진명현 대표
- 아웃케이스 + 양면자켓 + 1DISC + 엽서 1종 구성!
- 전주프로젝트마켓 극영화 피칭부문 최우수상, 관객상 2관왕 수상!
- 제42회 토론토국제영화제 공식 초청! 전 세계가 주목하는 올해의 데뷔작!
- <똥파리> 양익준, <사도> 전혜진, <4등> 정가람!
대한민국 대표 연기파 배우들의 신선한 앙상블이 만들어내는 잊혀지지 않을, 특별한 캐릭터들과의 조우를 확인하라!

지금, 이 감정은 뭐죠?

제주도에서 나고 자란 마흔 살의 시인은 시를 쓰는 재능도, 먹고 살 돈도, 심지어 정자마저도 없다.
그리고 시인의 곁에는 무능한 남편을 구박하면서도 세상에서 그를 제일 아끼고 사랑하는 아내가 있다.
팍팍한 현실에서도 진짜 시를 쓰는 일이 뭘까 매일 고민하는 시인, 그리고 아이를 간절히 원하는 아내 앞에
어느 날 파도처럼 위태로운 소년이 나타나고, 시인은 알 수 없는 감정에 휩싸이는데...

그 사람 생각이 자꾸만 나서요.
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September 19, 2018

Genuine love without lust
It's hard to believe that The Poet and The Boy, which won Best Screenplay at the Busan Film Critics Awards and the Women in Film Korea Awards, is only the feature debut of director Kim Yang Hee. In the film, married poet Mr. Hyeon (Yang Ik Joon) finds inspiration and infatuation in attractive young man Se Yoon (Jung Ga Ram) who works at a donut shop near his home.

There are many questions about whether Mr. Hyeon and Se Yoon are truly in love or not. Rather than giving an exact answer, Kim Yang Hee shows the parallel between the backgrounds of the two and their surrounding characters. Mr. Hyeon is out of ideas and teased by other poets for writing vague and lame poems. With his wife (Jeon Hye Jin) urging him for a baby, he is even more stressed to learn that he has low sperm count.

While in his slump, Mr. Hyeon meets his muse Se Yoon by chance, which helps the poet a lot both in life and at work. Vulnerable and desolate, Se Yoon quit school to join the labor force and take care of his gravely ill father. Mr. Hyeon is the only one who cares about him and supports him mentally and financially. Both of them are desperately in need of certain things that they find in each other. So, is it a genuine romance or a merely platonic love and sympathy?

In the final scene of the movie, when they meet each other again a few years later, their facial expressions in the close shots reveal their feelings for each other. Though he says "it's already the past," Se Yoon also expresses his hope to stay with the poet by uttering "come with me" in a slightly despairing tone. I was deeply moved by this scene, especially Jung Ga Ram's complicated yet sorrowful expression. I first knew Jung Ga Ram from OCN's recent mystery thriller series Mistress. Much to my surprise, he actually debuted in 2011 and appeared in dramas like High Kick and The Heirs. As a rising actor, he shines with his outstanding performance in this movie, even alongside experienced actors like Yang Ik Joon and Jeon Hye Jin.

There is no doubt that the ever depressed and pessimistic Mr. Hyeon gains a better and more fruitful life through his encounter with Se Yoon. Some might be confused about the poet's love as he provides financial support to the boy, which turns him into something of a "sugar daddy." Just as Se Yoon's father tells Mr. Hyeon that he wants to die because this is the only way his pitiful son can live a carefree life, Mr. Hyeon is perhaps willing to give the boy all his money in hopes that he can enjoy freedom – that is the only thing he can do for him. In fact, Mr. Hyeon struggles as well with the question of whether he truly loves Se Yoon and if he should leave his wife and baby for the young man.

Though there is now high global awareness of LGBT issues, it is still a sensitive topic to some people. Kim Yang Hee handles this potentially sensitive issue quite well in The Poet and The Boy. The film reflects the thoughts and reactions of different people towards same-sex love in a society filled with stereotypical beliefs on gender. Everyone around Mr. Hyeon and Se Yoon criticizes their relationship, particularly Se Yoon's gang of friends who make malicious comments towards Mr. Hyeon when he begs Se Yoon to run away with him. Despite being mocked by others, the two never feel ashamed of their fondness for each other, and Se Yoon seems certain and sincere about his bond with the poet. Even when Mr. Hyeon's wife asks the poet if he is gay, he just casually answers, "I would've been a bisexual in that case." He struggles with his sexual orientation at first, but never considers it as something wrong or embarrassing.

Perhaps the meaning of the poet and the boy's relationship is exactly how Mr. Hyeon puts it: "A poet is someone who cries in place of other people. To a poet, sadness is an ingredient of writing poetry." Se Yoon is woefully destined to be his unfulfilled love and poetry inspiration.

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