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A BAREFOOT DREAM

Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 5:30 PM (WH)
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Wed, Feb 16, 2011
at 6 PM (WH)
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A BAREFOOT DREAM

DIRECTOR: Kim Tae-Kyun - SOUTH KOREA

This year’s Korean submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, based on a true story, is a feel-good family film that will delight anyone who loves soccer. Kim Won-Kang, a former player for Korea’s national soccer team, hits the skids after he’s too old to play. Traveling through Southeast Asia, he lurches from one get-rich-quick scheme to another until he lands in war-torn East Timor. There, he finds children playing soccer in bare feet because their families don’t have money for shoes, and in their devotion to the game, he finally finds purpose. Kim Tae-Kyun dwells on the excitement of the game rather than the melodrama of the situation, and the action is hard and fast. (121 mins.)

Selected Filmography: A Romance of Their Own (04), A Millionaire’s First Love (06), Crossing (08).

In Japanese, Indonesian, and English.

Sponsored by Oregon Korea Foundation.

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Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature, Global Classroom, Family Fare, Asian.

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