Grandmother Mi Ja (Yoon Jeong Hee) works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson (David Lee, Paradise Murdered) by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry class, she endeavors to capture life in verse form, but her simple dream of completing a poem is stalled by the early signs of Alzheimer's disease and the heavy financial and emotional burden of her grandson's shocking wrongdoing.

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  1. Lee Chang-dong

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. HK

    Hira Kim

    M. Kang

  2. Lee Da-wit

    Lee Da-wit


  3. Park Myung-Shin

    Park Myung-Shin

    Heejin's mother

  4. YK

    Yong-taek Kim

  5. Kim Min-Jae

    Kim Min-Jae

    Detective Kim

  6. Ahn Nae-sang

    Ahn Nae-sang

    Kibum's father

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Original Title

Status Released

Original Language Korean

Runtime 2h 19m

Budget -

Revenue $349,899.00

Homepage http://diaphana.fr/film/poetry

Release Information

  • February 11, 2011



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