August 28 saw the VIP preview of the comedy Our School E.T., which opens in wide release on September 11.
The title’s “E.T.” is both a cheeky reference to Spielberg’s extraterrestrial and to the lead character played by funnyman Kim Su-ro, who takes on the role of a not-so-bright physical education teacher. As a result of the growing pressure for students to stress an English-language education, he needs to switch to teaching English (becoming the “E.T.,” or English Teacher). Alas, his limited talents aren’t quite up to the task. But he tries — and what he lacks in brainpower, he makes up in determination.
The cast also features a crop of young actors — Baek Sung-hyun (pictured above, with lead actor Kim Su-ro), Park Bo-young, Lee Min-ho, and Moon Chae-won — as well as veteran comedic actor Lee Han-wee.
There were a slew of familiar faces at the VIP screening, including those of actors Kim Rae-won, Lee Seon-kyun, and Oh Man-seok, as well as recent Olympic gold-medalist swimmer Park Tae-hwan. More beyond the cut.
Here’s the preview, which is in Korean, but worth watching just for the last two lines (preceding them, starting at the 1:57 mark, Lee Han-wee’s character tells Kim Su-ro’s to speak only in English):
Cast members Kim Su-ro, Lee Han-wee, Moon Chae-won, Lee Min-ho, Baek Sung-hyun, Park Bo-young:
Top: Guest VIPs Kim Rae-won, gold-medalist Park Tae-hwan.
Bottom: Lee Chun-hee, Lee Seon-kyun sitting with Oh Man-seok, Kang Ji-sub.
From the film:
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