KIM Won-kwang used to be a promising soccer player but now he’s a struggling businessman who’s often taken for a con man. With everything or nothing to lose, he ventures out to East Timor, the land still recovering from the civil war for his last chance. But nothing awaits him there. Discouraged, he’s on his way out when he comes across the street kids playing football barefoot and comes up with an idea to sell soccer shoes to them.
Sure of this business idea, he opens a sports store but no one can afford them. He decides to let the kids have the shoes and pay him a dollar per day for 2 months but even that’s too much for the poverty-stricken boys.
With the store being neglected, KIM ends up coaching the kids and even forms a team with them. But it isn’t an easy road as some of the kids are at each other’s throat because their families are scarred by the civil war.
However, KIM believes in them and decides to take them to the international tournament. So their incredible journey begins...
|Having graduated from Korea Academy of Film Arts, director KIM has been quite active over the years. He made his spectacular debut with "The Adventures of Mrs. Park" in 1996 and his 3rd film "Volcano High" was acknowledged for its elaborated martial arts and special effects. Along with romantic melodrama "Temptation of Wolves" and North Korea-themed "Crossing", KIM has brought fresh new stories and imaginative narratives to the screen.
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