AsiaLENS Screening: PUNCH - Spring 2017

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Tue, 2/14/2017
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Begins at 7:00 PM

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Film Screening

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PUNCH is a coming of age film set in an impoverished Seoul neighborhood. One of Korea’s most popular films of 2011, it follows the life of a high school student who is more talented at fighting than at studying. His homeroom teacher seems to enjoy tormenting him. His disabled father struggles to support him. He doesn’t know anything about his mother, but discovers that she isn’t even Korean. The movie succeeds through its interesting and sympathetic portrayals of a diverse set of characters. (Lee Han, 107 min, 2011)

Presented as part of the AsiaLENS series in partnership with Spurlock Museum and the South Korean Millennials: Coming of Age in the Twenty-first Century series in partnership with the Institute for Korean Studies at Indiana University Bloomington and the Academy of Korean Studies.


Cost: Free and open to the public

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