Be sure and check out the trailer for the new South Korean film A Muse. According to The Chonsunilbo, A Muse is an adaptation of celebrated author Park Bum-shin’s sensational novel Eun-gyo. It follows a 70-year-old poet (Park Hae-il) who has an affair with a high school student (Kim Go-eun) and is inspired to write a book about her. But his star student (Kim Mu-yeol), who is jealous of the relationship, steals his literary work.
A Muse is directed by Jung Ji-woo, who is mostly known for screenwriting work. The film stars Memories of Murder’s Park Hae-il, War of the Arrows’ Kim Mu-yeol and newcomer Kim Go-eun, who met director Jung Ji-woo through a circle of friends and was not even aware that auditions for the film were being held.
It’s hard to watch the trailer and not think of the 1962 Stanley Kubrick movie, Adrian Lyne’s 1997 remake or Vladimir Nabokov’s 1955 novel for Lolita. I have to admit, I’m totally looking forward to this flick (I swear I’m not an old pervert!).