Chut Sarang (1993)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Fantasy  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - Korea, South   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this enormously stylish film, the story of a teenaged college student's crush on her drama professor is fleshed out with animation and stop motion effects. Popular culture plays a large role both in the visual design of the film and in its content. Set in a small Korean town, the story begins when Young-Shin (Kim Hye-Soo) first starts studying with her drama teacher: his abrasive ways and chain-smoking repulse her at first, but she can't get him out of her mind. She is described as a "dizzy, bubble-headed" girl, but her single-minded determination to get the teacher to notice her bespeaks an iron will beneath her stylish hairdo.

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drama-student, drama-teacher, crush, attraction, pop-culture