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Centre Forward (1978)

Chunganggonggyoksu (original title)
In Son is trying to become a successful football player. As his team is faced with poor results, their coach is taking a different approach to their training methods.

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Ju Yong Sol
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Credited cast:
In Son Cha In Son Cha ... In Son
Sung-Shin Cho Sung-Shin Cho
Chang-su Choi Chang-su Choi ... Ham Chol-gyu
Yong-hui Chong Yong-hui Chong
Chol Gyu Ham Chol Gyu Ham
Yu Ho-nam Yu Ho-nam
Pak Ki Ju Pak Ki Ju
Chol Kim Chol Kim ... Cha In-son
Ryon-suk Kim Ryon-suk Kim
Yoon-Hong Kim Yoon-Hong Kim
Nam Kung-Ryon Nam Kung-Ryon
Tae-su Pak Tae-su Pak ... Coach
Go Song-Yeon Go Song-Yeon
Hong Sun-Jung Hong Sun-Jung
Kim Young-Chik Kim Young-Chik
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In Son is trying to become a successful football player. As his team is faced with poor results, their coach is taking a different approach to their training methods.

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Drama | Sport

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North Korean football movie
16 June 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

CENTRE FORWARD is a short and to the point North Korean film that tackles the subject of football. In it, a struggling team are put through their paces by their coach, who demands the very best from them through a series of gruelling training exercises. Is he demanding too much, or will the team finally prevail against the opposition?

This is a very slight and slender film whose low budget is apparent through both the short running time and the black and white cinematography. As a sports film it's acceptable enough, with some workable football sequences and plenty of the usual emoting you'd expect from a film like this. The acting is assured and, being a North Korean movie, there are the usual propaganda songs that praise the motherland and the great leader. Not one of the country's classics, but CENTRE FORWARD works fine all the same as a piece of social documentation.


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North Korea

Language:

Korean

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1978 (North Korea) See more »

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