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(aka "Si-e-nui sa-rang" )


directed by Yang-hee Kim
South Korea 2017

The poet (Ik-joon Yang, INTIMATE ENEMIES) spends his days teaching poetry to disinterested children, his evenings seeking approval for his work from colleagues, and his nights avoiding his amorous wife (Hye-jin Jeon, THE MERCILESS) who has decided that she wants to have a child. He reluctantly agrees to get tested by a fertility specialist only to find that he has a low sperm count; however, this does not stop her from trying. His wife tries to entice him with donuts from the town's new shop, but he is reluctant since he has become self-conscious of his weight due to the teasing of his students; but he discovers upon visiting the shop an unexpected fascination and attraction to the teenage son of the owners (Ga-ram Jung) which reinvigorates his sex drive with his wife. Unfamiliar with these emotions and aware of impropriety, he befriends the youth but is uncertain about the nature of his attraction which has an influence on his poetry as well. When he confides in his wife, she appears amused by it until the attraction turns into something more serious and he may be prepared to risk all to make it known to the object of his obsession. Asking questions about the nature of artistic inspiration, aesthetic appreciation, and the libido while courting bad taste, THE POET AND THE BOY can be funny - particularly in the wife's attempts to stimulate her husband - but its third act pushes the film from art house to not quite campy melodrama.

Eric Cotenas


Theatrical Release: 14 September 2017 (South Korea)

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DVD Review: Altered Innocence - Region 1 - NTSC

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Altered Innocence

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:49:44

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 8.5 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio Korean Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English, Spanish, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Altered Innocence

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
� Theatrical Trailer (1:55)
� Trailers
� Reversible Cover

DVD Release Date: October 9th, 2018

Chapters 8



Altered Innocence give a high bitrate, progressive, anamorphic treatment to a rather subdued looking production, wringing out detail in the intimate environments and rendering the night exteriors with little noise beyond that inherent in the photography. The Dolby Digital 5.1 option is also front-oriented for the most part given the nature of the film. English and Spanish subtitles are provided. The only extras are a trailer for the film and other releases, but the cover is reversible.

  - Eric Cotenas


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