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Ola Bola (2016)

It is a story set in the 1980s during tumultuous economic times, about an unlikely team of footballers whose disagreements have left them with a streak of embarrassing losses. Personal ... See full summary »


Keng Guan Chiu (as Chiu Keng Guan)
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Credited cast:
J.C. Chee ... Chow Kwok Keong
Luqman Hafidz Luqman Hafidz ... Ahmad Ali
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Darrel Gomes Andy Darrel Gomes ... Office Collegue
Katrina Ho Katrina Ho ... Tan Siew Lee
Saran Kumar Saran Kumar ... Muthu Kumar
Frankie Lee Frankie Lee ... Pak Guard Security
Daphne Low Daphne Low ... Chow Mei Ling
Firzany Mokti Firzany Mokti ... Assistant Coach
Bront Palarae Bront Palarae ... Rahman
Marianne Tan ... Marianne
Eric Teng Eric Teng ... Eric Yong
Lim Jian Wen Lim Jian Wen ... Ong Tiam Cai
Mark Williams Mark Williams ... Harry Mountain
Haris Zainuddin Haris Zainuddin ... Sanjeet Singh


It is a story set in the 1980s during tumultuous economic times, about an unlikely team of footballers whose disagreements have left them with a streak of embarrassing losses. Personal issues have caused each of them to crack under pressure while the team slowly falls apart. They have only one chance left for international glory, and this multicultural team has to find it in their hearts to overcome their individual odds and unite for the sake of an entire country. But unknown to them, their greatest test is yet to come, one that will make or break their fighting spirit and the nation's hopes and aspirations. Written by Official site

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28 January 2016 (Malaysia) See more »

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Aerial view shot in this film was done by the specialist from Australia See more »


At the beginning of the scene, Marianne took the train from Beaufort to Tenom to find Balak Eric. Marriane was calling on the phone, but the line coverage along the way should be limited or none. See more »


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By far the best malaysian movie and probably the best movie in the world
26 March 2016 | by omar_hussinSee all my reviews

Bola Ola story began when a journalist named Marianne who was commissioned to do a study of the national football team that has made its mark in the '80s when the first of which was the name of Malaysia in football so feared by opponents, especially in the Asian region. Marianne started to get bored with his career and decided to emigrate to England. Before he left the country, he decided to complete his task for the last time. However, he discovered something that turned out to change his life.

Recalling the early '80s, the national football team when it faces the challenges when players have a difference of opinion and not aligned, causing defeat in an important match. The situation is further complicated when almost every player has issues and problems of each. However, they only have one chance to play on the world stage. So, the players must put aside personal things for the sake of the nation. When the spirit back in self-ignite, the national team once again allegedly with a challenge that break their spirit and hope of the nation.

Ola Bola inspired from real events will take viewers from various nations to work together to feel the spirit of togetherness and goodwill. Prompted full story will bring the audience to see the spirit, uniqueness and strength inherent in the diversity of the peoples of Malaysia.

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