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Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in PyongYang (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 25 January 2015 (USA)
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An uproarious doc about Dennis Rodman's calamitous foray into North Korea.

Director:

Colin Offland

Writers:

Matt Baker, Colin Offland (story)
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Credited cast:
Matt Cooper Matt Cooper ... Voiceover (voice)
Kim Jong-un ... Himself (as Jong-Un Kim)
Dennis Rodman ... Himself
Charles Smith Charles Smith ... Himself
Vo Volo ... Himself
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Dennis Rodman is on a mission. After forging an unlikely friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, he wants to improve relations between North Korea and the US by staging a historic basketball game between the two countries. But the North Korean team isn't the only opposition he'll face... Condemned by the NBA and The Whitehouse, and hounded every step of the way by the press, can Dennis keep it together and make the game happen? Or will it go up in a mushroom cloud of smoke? For the first time, discover the true story of what happened when Dennis Rodman took a team of former-NBA players to North Korea and staged the most controversial game of basketball the world has never seen.

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Documentary | Sport

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UK

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English | Korean

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25 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dennis und der Diktator - Ein US-Idol auf Friedensmission in Nordkorea See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Matt cooper the narrator refers to Matt cooper the journalist, this is in fact the same person See more »

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Highly Recommended
30 September 2016 | by sb-29See all my reviews

This movie is both educational and entertaining. It shows some remarkable footage from North Korea and in some ways is a lot like The Interview … except this is all for real!

Dennis Rodman comes off as both an inspirational figure and yet one who has many personal inner demons that he is struggling with.

There is a lot of crazy heavy stuff that happens in the movie which is beautifully made light of by the very cheery and eloquent Irish narrator, without whom the film could have been much more dark and maybe a bit of a mess.

The basketball matches Rodman manages to arrange and the coverage of them really hits you emotionally with regard to what he actually achieved. It was a historical event that will be remembered for a long time by all involved, and I'm so happy that the footage was captured, beautifully and allowed to be shown in this movie.

This movie leaves me thinking that engaging with the North Korean people and leadership through this kind of activity is the only way anything is ever going to change. Although for the common people the kind of change which the west is looking for, is maybe not what is good or best for them.

Apart from some of the regime's human rights and warmongering issues, it would be nice if the country were left in some kind of peaceful yet anti-globalist state.


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