The Young Teacher

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The Young Teacher
The Young Teacher.jpg
Poster to The Young Teacher
Revised Romanization Cheongchun gyosa
McCune–Reischauer Ch‘ŏngch‘un kyosa
Directed by Kim Ki-duk
Produced by Woo Ki-dong
Written by Kang Keun-shik
Starring Yun Se-hie
Shin Seong-il
Music by Ma Sang-Won
Cinematography Kim Yeong-dae
Edited by Jeong Jin Sung
Distributed by Seki Productions
Release date
  • October 20, 1972 (1972-10-20)
Running time
90 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

The Young Teacher (청춘교사 - Cheongchun gyosa) is a 1972 South Korean family drama film which is recognized as the first film released in the VHS format.


A new teacher organizes a volleyball game to boost school spirit and self confidence while fighting with the conservative school board and chauvinistic principal. Two of her students run away and the teacher's liberal methods and free thinking are blamed. The teacher is fired and tries to sneak away during the volleyball match which she succeeded in pushing through.

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