My Paparotti

My Paparotti (2013)

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Sang Jin, a formerly promising vocalist, now works as a high school music teacher after suffering from a vocal cord tumor. His ordinary life becomes full of drama when Jang Ho, a local teenage gangster, is transferred to Sang Jin's school. Jang Ho is a thorn in Sang Jin's side, but upon hearing Jang Ho sing, he is deeply impressed with his natural talent and decides to commit to his training. As read morethe two develop their special bond, an unexpected conflict arises between the two gangs in town which forces Jang Ho into a critical situation. ~~ Based on the real-life story of Kim Ho Joong.

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  • Also Known as:

    나의 파파로티; Naui Paparoti; I Am Paparoti; Paparoti; My Pavarotti;

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  • Lee Je Hoon
    Jang Ho (high school student with singing talent)
    Main Role
  • Han Seok Kyu
    Sang Jin (High school teacher)
    Main Role
  • Kang So Ra
    Sook Hee (Jang Ho's girlfriend)
    Supporting Role
  • Oh Dal Soo
    Deok Saeng [High school principal]
    Supporting Role
  • Jin Kyung
    Sang Jin's Wife
    Supporting Role
  • Jo Jin Woong
    Chang Soo
    Supporting Role

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Feb 14, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
When I find out a work is based on a true story, I get all those complicated feelings and the work becomes personal. Same happened here..

To fight all this s***** life and actually work towards your dream is not an easy thing to do. What's harder is finding such a teacher. I was fortunate to meet such professors back in college and I'm trying to be that kind of teacher to read more my students -i'm far behind though- but not every one is as lucky as I was.

The student-teacher relationship in this film is so touching. It's the kind of special relationship I would love to have with my students but too scared to. To get involved into somebody else's life is terrifying.

The chemistry between the two actors in insane. No wonder they were dashing in Secret Door.

Kang So Ra was so cute. I loved her role.

No matter who was singing, the songs and music just went straight to my heart.

The story is so touching; I kept crying throughout.

There are many funny scenes which lighten the mood.

Perfect! Will definitely watch it again -though I never rewatch anything-
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8 people found this review helpful
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Oct 21, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Any movie based on real life character that turns their life around is always a good movie. But it also helps to have exceptional acting. Thank goodness, the bad taste of Fashion King is now removed from my psyche for Lee Je Hoon (Jang Ho). I look forward to his return from MS . Han Seok Kyu, I have seen many times and as always he excels!. Kang Sora was definitely the read more comic relief as the the girl who is totally infatuated with Jang Ho. Between her and the friend, each definitely had their funny moments. Overall, it was a decent movie that I would watch again for the great acting and wonderful music. No, Lee Je Hoon is definitely not singing but the voice is so wonderful, I don't think you'll care.
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About another gifted singer who makes it big b/c of one person who helped him along ~ both are inspirational and will leave you in awe of their voices <3
Also based on a real life singer! The music and the story are very well done.
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    Lily 7 days ago

    Loved the cast - it was like a hybrid of Signal and A Tree with Deep Roots, but I didn't find the movie to be that memorable. Some moments were funny, others were touching, but in the end, it didn't really speak to me that much.

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    Kliorin Mar 24, 2017
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    XingBack Feb 12, 2017 - edited

    The most beautiful amazing touching funny intense heartwarming inspiring movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This movie is exactly what I was looking for...
    granted, I have a soft for Opera, another for Lee Je Hoon, and yet another for Kang So Ra...
    but the whole journey of this movie was perfect... it had a great balance of every genre...
    I couldn't help but smile at anything Je Hoonie does, he was so cute, adorable and so heartbreaking... his acting through the opera songs was AMAZING, it gave me chills...

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    YmsKmjKn Nov 17, 2016 - edited
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    WhiteCloud Oct 2, 2016 - edited

    This movie made me laugh and cry a lot. It is a great movie.

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    bmore Sep 25, 2016

    Lovely movie. Sweet and heartfelt with lovely music. It would have been nice if I could find ANYWHERE that the person who actually did Lee Je Hoon's singing was given credit. All the reviews and articles I found only said the songs were dubbed, but no credit given in any of them. The closest I could find was one review that said numerous auditions were held with professional opera singers until they could find one whose voice range closely mimicked Le Je Hoon's (he does actually sing, just not opera!). Not a new or innovative story, but one beautifully acted and well worth the time spent watching. 8.5/10

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    Mica Aug 6, 2016 - edited
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    jin May 25, 2016

    Despite obvious story-line, it was well-done by both the actor and the director. I highly recommend it, you will want to watch it more than once and fall in love with it!

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    Faa May 11, 2016

    if you are deciding whether to watch it or not.. give it a go.. It is worth it ♥

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    Loved every little thing about this movie!!! It's so heartwarming <3 The friendship the developed between the leads was so nice to see ^^ It felt as if they were real father & son <3 and Lee Je Hoon - I had hearts in my eyes ^_^ He's so handsome and he NAILED this role!!! :D and my gosh that one scene in the bathroom had me rolling with laughter b/c my mom ended up coming into my room at that very moment! hahaha - made it so much funnier than it probably was :P I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes :P

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    sound Mar 25, 2016

    thanks guys for the links !

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    displacedmoon Jan 18, 2016 - edited

    Words cannot describe how touching and beautiful this movie was. Han Seok Kyu was fantastic as always. I had never really seen Lee Je Hoon in anything else before -- but wow...he's a really good actor. I think i'll go have to 'stalk' his other movies/dramas.

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    _Rosie Aug 25, 2015

    Lovely film great cast


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Mar 14, 2013
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 7 min.


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    8.5 (scored by 628 users)
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