Original Title: MONGJEONGGI
Director: JEONG Cho-Sin
Starring: Lee Beon-Su as GONG ByungChul, Kim
SunAh as Kim YooRi
RunTime: 1 hr 38 mins
Released By: Golden Village & Encore Films
Rating: M18 (Sexual Content)
Date: 14 April 2005
DongHyun, SeokGu, SangMin and YoungJe are typical adolescent
high school boys deeply curious about sexual matters. When
a female apprentice teacher, Ms. Kim YooRi (Kim SunAh) begins
teaching at their all boys’ school, she captures the
lust and imagination of four of her students, who cannot stop
fantasizing about her.
secret 'love' for his teacher is shattered by news of her
affections for another teacher Byung-Chul (Lee BeomSoo). Yoo-Ri
has already fallen for the homeroom teacher, Byung-Chul, and
has her own daydreams about what it would be like with him.
nfortunately, Byung-Chul has forsaken love in his life, and
is immune to her come-ons. Yoo-Ri must get him to accept her
advances, while rejecting the rapid-fire advance of her four
students. This comic love triangle erupts into an unforgettable
instant cup noodles, shell food and pull-up bars. What do
these seemingly trivial unrelated things have to do with this
movie? Well, more than meet the eye of the scriptwriter, Park
Chae Woon. You would be amazed by his creativity for conjuring
with such original ideas of showing these daily items as alternative
means for sexual satisfaction and even to the point of references
to the feminine genital. Otherwise, be ready to be slightly
put off for the light-hearted audience. Watch, laugh and forget
– the advice.
in Year 1988, so do not be surprised by the wardrobe selections
for its cast. The 4 teenage actors, with “Dong Hyun”
as the main focus, have certainly delivered an excellent performance
as a bunch of typical adolescent high school boys (good buddies)
who are certainly and obviously very curious of sexual matters
and infatuation. Kim Sun Ah as Yoo Ri (the lead actress) is
the pretty rookie teacher trainee for their boys’ school.
She, undeniably, caught the fantasy of her high school students.
And her own affection for her former teacher now mentor, Lee
Beon Su as Byung Chui. That is where the story began, combining
romance and comedy elements. Teacher – student –
teacher….certainly bizarre but interesting love triangle.
credit should be given to the young actor. He brings out the
soul of this role as “Dong Hyun”. In fact, the
latter is the only character that is more wholesomely developed
in this movie. There are different crucial choices he had
to make during this growing up journey of self-discovery on
deciding among moral values, true love or just simply lust.
pity that audience won’t be able to find out his real
name as the end credit list is rolled out in Korean words
cast but still watchable for this 2002 comedy with an unexpected
twist of its ending that brought out the final laughs. And
this movie indeed serves a stark important reminder of how
sex education is very vital for our perpetually curious young
Review by Alicia Tee