Dong Ju: The Portrait of a Poet

Dong Ju: The Portrait of a Poet


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Director: Lee Joon Ik

Screenwriter: Shin Yeon Shick

Release Date: Feb 17, 2016

Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.

Year: 2016

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 동주

Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older

Alternative Titles: Dong-Ju, Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet,

Genre: Drama, Friendship, Historical, Life, Political


Based on the life and work of Korea’s renowned poet, Yun Dong Ju. Dong Ju, while studying literature in Japan, was charged and detained for having participated in the Korean Independence Movement. Known to have created hundreds of poems during his time in jail where he spent the last two years of his life, Dong Ju passed away at the young age of 27. Although it has not been proven, some believehe died due to medical experiments that were performed on his living body.


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