Punch (2011)

Director
Han Lee

Main cast
Kim Yun-Seok; Yoo Ah-In; Su-young Park; Park Hyo-Joo; Jasmine

Genres
Drama, Foreign

Description
Tall, exotic looking and aimless 17-year-old Do Wan-deuk lives in a shabby house in a poor hillside village with a dwarf father and a stammering uncle. One day, his teacher reveals the surprising news that Wan-deuk’s runaway mother was actually from the Philippines and that Wan-deuk has a chance to see her again.


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