17-year-old Won-Deuk (Yoo Ah-In) is a sophomore in high school with a miserable outlook on life. He doesn't have much interest in school, his diminutive size father has a hunchback and Won-Deuk doesn't know anything about his mother. The one thing that Won-Deuk excels at is fighting. Although he isn't aggressive by nature, If anybody makes a snide comment about his father then Won-Deuk has no problems beating the crap out of them. Making Won-Deuk's life that much more miserable is his homeroom teacher Dong-Joo (Kim Yun-Seok) who seems to frequently pick on him in class. This bothers Won-Deuk enough that he often prays in church for Dong-Joo's sudden death. If Won-Deuk doesn't get enough of his homeroom teacher at school then he often sees him at home. Dong-Joo lives in a rooftop apartment directly adjacent to Won-Deuk's rooftop apartment.
One day, his homeroom teacher unveils a bombshell on Won-Deuk. He tells him that his mother is still alive. In fact, his mother is a Filipino woman who immigrated to Korea and lives not very far from him. Furthermore, Dong-Joo tells him that his mother would like to meet him. Won-Deuk is stunned and confused.
A few days later, Dong-Joo discovers the car belonging to Won-Deuk's father has been vandalized. Dong-Joo knows immediately that the man that lives in the apartment directly in front of the parked car did it. Dong-Joo yells at the man from the street to come out and then demands an apology. Instead of apologizing the neighbor curses at Won-Deuk's father. Before anybody can do anything, Won-Deuk punches the neighbor in the face. They all go to the police station.
At the police station, Dong-Joo stands up for Won-Deuk and attempts to shield him for any type of punishment. The neighbor is still persistant in getting charges filed, but his sister Ho-Jung (Park Hyo-Joo) apologizes for her brother's behavior and brings the matter to a close. Meanwhile, homeroom teacher Dong-Joo becomes attracted to his neighbor's sister. Won-Deuk also begins to view his homeroom teacher in a different light.
Title: Punch Also Known As: 완득이 / Won-Deuk Yi / The Punch Country: South Korea Language: Korean Subtitle: English Year: 2011 Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Yoo Ah-In - Doh Won-Deuk
Kim Yun-Seok - Lee Dong-Joo
Jasmine Lee - Won-Deuk's mother
Park Hyo-Joo - Ho-Jung
Kang Byul - Yoon-Ha
Director: Lee Han Writer(s): Kim Ryeo-Ryeong (novel), Kim Dong-Woo Producer(s): Kim Dong-Woo, Ham Jung-Yub, Kim Jae-Joong
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