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A.k.a.
Poetry
Year
2010
Runtime
139 min.
Director
Chang-dong Lee
Genre
Drama
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
5,694
Checks
1,314
Favs
169
Dislikes
7
Favs/checks
12.9% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
24:1
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  1. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    Quite unlike any other Korean movie I've seen - it's extremely slow paced and lacks any real dramatic energy, even though the story has a good deal of inherent drama. The central performance of Yun Junghee as Mija is excellent as she struggles to understand the people and the world around her through a reignited love of poetry whilst succumbing to the early signs of Alzheimer's Disease, and it is shot sensitively and simply as befits the title - but there are some odd tonal inconsistencies in the story; the matter of factness of the parents casually discussing paying off the mother of the girl their children raped, and the sexual demands of the disabled man Mija cares for. The final sequence as all the threads converge into the finally composed poem is a powerful pay off. 8 years 10 months ago
  2. sacmersault's avatar

    sacmersault

    Beautiful. The actress embodied everything the film was about. She portrayed her character flawlessly. You could feel her pain and feel her frustration. And just like the title, the film was a poem. 9 years 2 months ago
  3. sammysin's avatar

    sammysin

    Best female performance in a Korean movie, along with Madeo. 8 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #38 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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  2. This movie ranks #75 in AMP's 100+1 Essential South Korean Movies
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  3. This movie ranks #85 in BIFF's Asian Cinema 100
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  4. This movie ranks #99 in KOFA's 100 Korean Films
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  5. This movie ranks #132 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  6. This movie ranks #674 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #1096 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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