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Lee Jeok Yo is a highly respected national poet in his 70s. His thirtysomething assistant Seo Ji Woo has recently published his first book, described as a genre novel with psychological insight, and it has shot to the top of the bestseller lists. Only later will it be clear how great his debt is to the poet laureate. On finding a young high school girl, Eun Gyo, asleep on a chair on his porch, Jeok Yo is instantly enamored and rather than chastising her for breaking into his property, he subsequently agrees to give her a part-time job cleaning his home. As Jeok Yo spends more time in Eun Gyo's company, long-lost feelings are awakened within him, and her exuberance, lust for life, sense of fun and genuine warmth towards him quickly strip the years away in his mind. (Source: Wikipedia) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Português (Brasil)
  • Español
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 2,828 users)
  • Ranked: #8891
  • Popularity: #2672
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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51 people found this review helpful
Jan 21, 2016
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Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.5
Probably many of those curious about this film are snooping around this review because of some morbid curiosity about the relationship between one 70-year-old man and a student of 17. You want to know how it goes? Well, I'll tell you that it's not so much that kind of film, there are inevitably parts with some sexual charge, but in my case, what I felt after two hours was a sensation of beauty, spontaneity and, ironically, purity.

Of course the premise is as good as controversial: two men who after an hour of film are attracted to a high school student, one more than the other. However, contrary to my expectations, the strongest reason to fight is not the girl but the literary talent of both men. Nevertheless, Eungyo does play an important role, because she is the straw that broke the camel's back (red ink involved, I warn you). And that's very interesting, although a little disconcerting if you expect a film with a strong erotic charge. What this story does have, and is meritorious, is a tour through very realistic and human feelings and doubts.
(Also, brace yourself for some graphic sex scenes)

To be honest, nothing to say "Hats off to you", but I understand why Go Eun received many awards for Best New Actress, I've seen this movie before "Cheese in the trap" (maybe a bad idea) because I wanted to know the actress, and I have to tell you that the girl's talent itself is obvious. Also, Park Hae Il is notable for his portrayal of an old man when he is not old at all.

In conclusion, in my humble opinion, the highlights of this film are the beautiful framings, the morbid-pure relationship between the old man and the student, the obvious talent and beauty of Go Eun, and that the bad things do not happen to whom you imagine (something I enjoyed).

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Cheerful Smiles
22 people found this review helpful
Dec 17, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 1.0
Story 1.0
Acting/Cast 1.0
Music 1.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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Ok seriously, like I mentioned in the heading, this movie is all those creepy pedophiles wet dream! There is nothing beautiful about this story! A creepy 70 yr old pedo lusts after a minor girl (below 20) and writes a creepy short story based on his dirty lustful thoughts imagining doing things to that girl and finally tries to justify the whole shit by saying age is just a number and it's not his fault he is 70! This is exactly what all the pedos who prey on little children tell!

And for some unfathomable reason people are telling this creepy stuff is beautiful?! Like really??

I pity the children of people who think so! Please wake up and safeguard your children because there are many such uncles and grandpas out there who have such 'beautiful' intentions and you failing to recognise that may affect the innocent souls of children!

Also, I wanted to slap the Enguyo girl because if she wants to flirt with the old man, then for god's sake dont call him 'haraboji' aka grandpa at least! Because calling him your grandpa and then being ok or even being happy with the creepy stuff he wrote is just insulting to the real granpa granddaughter relationships!

Also if that creepy old man was lonely and 50 yrs age gap is just mathematics and nothing else, then why not go and seek out some intelligent and intellectual 70 yr old lonely woman who understands poetry? I am sure there are many such ladies who are equally lonely and would love someone to spend their time with.... But oh no, that he wouldn't do, will he? No because they aren't so young, innocent and beautiful and of course, in that case age isn't just a number! Huh! To whom are they trying to sell such utter BS in the name of artistic beauty?!

Also, what was the police doing? That guy should have been arrested for murder or at least attempted murder of that plaigarist! Then that pedo old man's truth would have been revealed to the world as the motive of the murder and then it would have been a satisfactory ending!

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  • Movie: A Muse
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 2,828 users)
  • Ranked: #8891
  • Popularity: #2672
  • Watchers: 5,363

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