The film "As One": one team, one Korea 2012/06/02, Source,
A passionate 46-day challenge, "As One" (photo courtesy of CJ Entertainment)
It may be the most confident decision a feature film director can make; a movie title which is simply the name of a country: Korea. Not South Korea or North Korea but just simply Korea. Based on a true story, the premise of the film is as simple as its title. In 1991, at the 41st World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba City, Japan, South and North Korea joined forces for the very first time in history to create a unified team. The unfolding of the story, however, is not as simple, for there were many complex situations and misunderstandings the team had to endure to come together as one. As the movie's tagline goes, "It was a challenge itself for us to become one",...More
CJ ENTERTAINMENT Goes for the Gold with "AS ONE" 2012/05/24,
Sports film based on a true story hits North American theatres on June 1, 2012
CJ Entertainment brings "As One" (aka Korea, original title) to North American theatres this summer on June 1, 2012. The film, based on a true story about the first ever united North and South Korean sports team, will be releasing in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Toronto, and Los Angeles (L.A. release on June 8, 2012).
A touching true story about the historic first Team Korea
"As One" recounts the dramatic tale of the first unified Korean team that competed at the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba, Japan. South Korea's ping-pong star Hyeon Jeong-hwa and North Korea's LI Bun-hee have each suffered humbling defeats at the hands of China's formidable "Ping-Pong Witch" every time they reach the tournament's final rounds. Forced by politicians to suddenly team up as the first united team Korea, HYEON and LI experience only conflict and mistrust, and face the loss of their championship dreams. But game-by-game, the two begin to build teamwork and find a budding friendship. When political winds change again and just as suddenly an announcement is made to disband team Korea, the two young women must prove to their people and the world that teamwork can outshine the dark shadows of a painful history,...More
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