DONGJU; THE PORTRAIT OF A POET

DONG-JU

By Jun-Ik LEE

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Drama - Completed 2015

Though his life was short, his poetry will remain eternal.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN, JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jun-Ik LEE
    • Synopsis
    • Born during the Japanese colonial era, Dong-ju was young but more than sensible of the harsh reality his living. After majoring in literature in Korea, he moves to Japan to study English literature. While he is starting his University in Japan with expectancy, Japan’s persecution is getting serious and writing a thing in Korean is prohibited. When a slight possibility to publish his poems seems gone away, a Japanese professor sees Dong-ju’s talent and suggesting him to publish poems in English. With a fainting hope, Dong-ju concentrates on his work. Before his work is done, Dong-ju is suspected of anti-Japanese movement and sentence to two years of prison. Will Dong-ju’s dream fail and his poem vanish in the air?
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