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Navillera – 나빌레라

Navillera – 나빌레라
Other name: Nabillera, Like a Butterfly, Navillera: Like a Butterfly
Genre(s): Friendship, Life, Drama, Family
Release: March 22, 2021 – Apr 27, 2021
Episode(s): 12
Country: South Korea
Broadcast: tvN
Director(s): Han Dong Hwa
Writer(s): Lee Eun Mi
Cast: Park In Hwan, Song Kang, Na Moon Hee, Hong Seung Hee

Introduction:

This drama is based on webcomic “나빌레라 / Navillera” written by Hun and illustrated by “지민 / Ji Min” which was published from 2016-July-26 to 2017-Oct-31 via “Daum Webtoon Corp“.

Shim Duk Chul (Park In Hwan) is a 70-year-old retired mailman who decides to pursue his life-long dream of learning ballet, which does not please his family. At the dance academy, he meets Lee Chae Rok (Song Kang), a 23-year-old dancer who became interested in ballet after trying out different sports — his mother was a ballet dancer before she died of a disease when he was young. He is struggling financially and thinks of giving up ballet when he meets Duk Chul, which changes his mind.

Shim Deok Chool has had a life long dreaming of performing ballet. He is 70-years-old and retired from his job as a post office employee. Due to life situations, he put aside his dream of becoming a ballet dancer and worked a normal job to support his family. Now, Shim Deok Chool makes the decision to pursue his dream again. His family, including his wife and adult children, are not happy with his decision, but Shim Deok Chool does not waver in pursuing his life long dream. He joins a ballet company to learn ballet. There, he meets Lee Chae Rok.

Lee Chae Rok is a 23-year-old man. While growing up, he played different sports like baseball, swimming, and soccer, but he wasn’t talented in any of those activities. He then became interested in ballet. His mother was a ballet dancer, but she died from a disease when Lee Chae Rok was young. His father later went bankrupt. Lee Chae Rok learned that he has a talent for ballet, but, after pursuing ballet, he barely has contact with his father and he has a hard time supporting himself financially. Going through hard times, his desire for ballet fades away. At this time, Sim Deok Chool appears in front of him.

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