At a Distance, Spring Is Green (2021)
Slice-of-life, coming of age
- Subtitles: English
Tue & Wed
At A Distance, Spring Is Green is a coming of age, campus story about youth in their 20s whose lives appear to be like the beauty of spring from afar but cold and harsh when viewed up close.
The story centers around Yeo Joon (Park Ji-hoon) a freshman at Myeongil University. Yeo Joon appears to have everything together, he's good-looking, loved by his peers, has a charming personality, comes from a wealthy family, and lives up to the expectations set for him. All isn't as appears to be as he has another side of his life he cannot show anyone and a lot of pain he must keep buried inside.
During a group project, he meets Nam Soo-hyun (Bae In-hyuk), a 3rd year in his department who is a straight-A student but a social outcast with a thorny personality. Coming from a poor family, Soohyun is only concerned with earning school credits and money to support his family. He doesn't have time for friends and even less time for spoiled, rich kids but Yeo Joon takes a strong, puppy-dog liking to him anyway and the two personalities who should mix like oil and water gradually form a close bond as they take care of each other's pain and shortcomings. Another 3rd year, Kim So-bin (Kang Min-ah) who is fairly average in everything and struggles to stand out enters the fold, and the three form an unlikely, strange trio.