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After a series of pipe dream ventures go belly up, retired pro soccer player Kim Won-kang happens to visit East Timor, where he finds children playing the game barefoot on rocky pitches. Sensing a new business opportunity on finding the country doesn't have a single sporting goods store, he embarks on a scheme to get rich quick by purveying athletic shoes to the unshod youngsters. Sadly, no one there can afford to pay $60 for a pair of shoes, even on a generous installment plan, and before he knows it, he is reduced to coaching a team of ragged 10-year-olds and prospects are looking grim. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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A well acted inspiring movie with a good heart
20 April 2016 | by (Bangalore) – See all my reviews

There are a few sites that host Korean movies and I browse through them on a regular basis to find something good. I have always loved inspiring movies where the cast rises above the rest after a lot hardships and achieves the unthinkable and this flick was no different.

The film starts with retired pro soccer player Kim Won-kang visiting Timor to make a quick buck. He has had several mishaps business wise and is laden with debts. Since Timor has newly found independence he thinks of opening a sports goods store and cashing on near and imminent development. He soon finds out that kids there can't afford a $60 shoe and what ensues afterwards is heart warming and inspiring.

Kim, though an amazingly kind person at heart has been portrayed as a shrewd businessman in the first few scenes. And seeing his character develop into what he is supposed to be was a treat. The kids too were great and played their parts to near perfection. The training sessions, the short speeches and the realization scenes made this film worth watching. The hilarious banter between various characters provided the much needed comedic relief.

All in all, this a very decent film to watch, one shouldn't expect too much and enjoy this with an open heart.


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