Movies like Poetry

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Poetry (2010)
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Poetry (2010)
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson 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.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric, serious, captivating, reflective, meditative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, suicide, poetry, old woman, bridge, aging, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, fighting illness, juvenile delinquency, society, human nature, terminal illness, redemption, introspection, unfulfillment, golden years, grandparent and grandchild, health situation, elderly, hospital, friendship, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan

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⇓ similarity ⇓
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37%
 8.0
 477
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