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Taiyô Matsumoto (comic)
Kankurô Kudô (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 July 2004 (UK) See more »
The film traces the growth and friendship of two very different high-school ping-pong players. "Peco" Hoshino is a brash... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Fumihiko Sori 
Writing credits
Taiyô Matsumoto (comic)

Kankurô Kudô (screenplay)

Produced by
Toru Ishitoya .... assistant producer
Shinji Ogawa .... producer
Tamotsu Shiina .... executive producer
Sanae Suzuki .... producer
Mitsuru Uda .... assistant producer
Cinematography by
Akira Sakoh 
Film Editing by
Sôichi Ueno  (as Soichi Ueno)
Art Direction by
Koichi Kanekatsu 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shinsuke Ono .... assistant director
Sound Department
Akihiko Okase .... sound effects
Hitoshi Yamada .... sound
Visual Effects by
Toshinori Takata .... technical director
Camera and Electrical Department
Koichi Kuroda .... still photographer
Kôichi Watanabe .... gaffer

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Also Known As:
"Ping-Pong" - International (English title) (literal title)
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114 min
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
There will never be a better movie about ping pong, 5 March 2005

I watched this movie in Japan, in the theater, twice. At $25 a shot. But it was worth every dollar. And this was without understanding much of the dialogue, because I don't speak Japanese. When the DVD was released with English subtitles, I purchased it immediately. And again, it was worth every dollar.

This movie is fantastic. On the surface, it's a movie about sports and competition. Beneath this, it's a movie about heroes and friendship. There's no clear-cut "bad guy". Every character has depth, motive and pain.

In short, the filming is great, the story is fabulous, and the actors are well-cast. Even watching it in Japanese, the acting was good enough to convey the general story without me understanding what was being said.

I love this movie. In fact, whenever I meet someone who hasn't seen it, I make them watch it.

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