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Champion (2002)

Chaempieon (original title)
The true story of Korean boxer Kim Duk-koo.

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Oh-seong Yu ...
Kim Deuk-gu
Min-seo Chae ...
Lee Kyeong-mi
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Kim, Hyeon-ji
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The true story of Korean boxer Kim Duk-koo.

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Kim v Mancini
26 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Champion is about the life and death of Korean boxer Deuk-Gu Kim in the boxing ring. The film went into great detail about Kim's life and times during the 1980s and outlined how Kim came to be a great boxer. Kim's family was also depicted in this film. Boom Boom Mancini was the boxer that injured Kim in such a way as to cause his death. If you're looking for a biography about Kim, then this film is for you. You will know everything you ever wanted to know about Kim. The film was well made as a class B+ with many good attributes. It is subtitled in most places so you do have to read the dialog. Get the DVD if you have some time to kill.


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