Poetry (2010)


Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry class, she endeavors to capture life in verse form, but her simple dream of completing a poem is stalled by the early signs of Alzheimer's disease and the heavy financial and emotional burden of her grandson's shocking wrongdoing.

Director: Lee Chang-dong

Release Date: 2010-05-13
Status: Released
Run time: 139 min / 2:19
Revenue: $349,899
Production Companies : UniKorea Pictures, Pinehouse Film, Next Entertainment World
Production Country: South Korea




Yoon Jeong-hee
Lee Da-wit
Kim Hee-ra
M. Kang
Ahn Nae-sang
Kibum's father
Kim Yong-taek
Poet Kim Yong-tak
Park Myung-shin
Heejin's mother
Kim Min-jae
Detective Kim
Chang Hyae-jin
Mr. Kang's Daughter-in-law
Kim Nam-jin


Sound Lee Seung-chul Recording Supervision
Editing Kim Hyun Editor
Art Shin Jeom-hee Production Design
Directing Lee Chang-dong Director
Writing Lee Chang-dong Writer
Production Choi Seong-min Executive Producer
Production Youm Tae-soon Executive Producer
Camera Kim Hyun-seok Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Lee Choong-yeon Costume Design
Production Lee Dong-ha Co-Producer
Directing Park Jung-bum Assistant Director
Production Lee Joon-dong Producer
Sound Han Myung-hwan Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Hwang Hyun-gyu Makeup & Hair

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