News of the next screening at the Cultural Centre, continuing this month’s sporting theme: Lifting King Kong, also known as Bronze Medallist:
Film title: Lifting King Kong (Kingkongeul deulda), 2009, 120mins
Director: Park Geon-yong
Cast: Lee Beom-soo, Joan, Lee Seul-bi, Park Jun-geum
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, The Korean Cultural Centre, Grand Buildings, The Strand, London WC2N 5BW
Time: Thursday, 25th Feb, 7:00pm
Following our last Film Night on which we screened Take Off, tying in with the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, we are delighted to bring you Lifting King Kong as our second film night this February. Inspired by a true story, the film shows how the ill-equipped team members champion the national sports festival and also transform one another’s lives.
Ji-bong Lee (Beom-su Lee) is a former 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics bronze medalist for weight-lifting, but a career-ending injury from the games forces him into early retirement. Unable to find another vocation because of the lack of support from the Korean Olympic Committee, he becomes destitute. Down and out, he ends up working at a shady nightclub passing out flyers that advertises its hostesses to passersby until he is visited by his former coach who insists he begin a career as a coach at a high school in Boseong – a rural region at the southwest tip of the Korean peninsula.
Lee Ji-bong reluctantly accepts a coaching position at a provincial girls’ middle school. Ji-bong eventually accepts the group of enthusiastic yet clueless teenage girls to pass on the painful skills of the unpopular sport. Inspired by a true story, the film shows how the ill-equipped team members champion the national sports festival and also transform one another’s lives.
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