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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.


Colin Offland


Matt Baker, Colin Offland (story)
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Credited cast:
Matt Cooper Matt Cooper ... Voiceover (voice)
Kim Jong-un ... Self (archive footage) (as Kim Jong-Un)
Dennis Rodman ... Self
Charles Smith Charles Smith ... Self
Vo Volo Vo Volo ... Self


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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Wow! This is one terrific documentary!
2 February 2016 | by victor-221See all my reviews

First, I'm shocked to be the first reviewer of this documentary. Second, this is a solid, substantial, entertaining and overall well-made documentary about Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea to hold a basketball game between former NBA players and the North Korean team on Jan.8, 2014 for Kim Jong-un's birthday. Completely entertaining. The cameras are there for it all so we really get to see "from the inside" all that happened. And you do get to see a side of North Korea that's rarely seen. I mean their ski resort looks first-class. (too bad no one is there to actually get to use it except the party elite). The narration is spot-on, funny and keeps the documentary moving. The big question is: was this entire event a giant propaganda show for the benefit of a ruthless totalitarian dictatorship? The documentary pulls no punches but is quite fair in presenting both sides. I also give kudos the camera team who came off with some terrific shots, most notably when Rodman returns from North Korea the first time and is absolutely mobbed by the press. The camera captures every moment of what I would describe as a media riot. I love a good documentary that entertains and educates me as well as gives me something to think about. This should not be missed!

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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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