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Champion

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Time Out says

Biopic about the Korean lightweight champ Kim Deuk-Gu (Yoo), who died in 1982 four days after being KO'd by Ray Mancini in a title bout in Las Vegas. Kwak witnessed the defeat on TV at the age of 17, and the movie realises a lifelong obsession with Kim's courage and tenacity. Not surprisingly, though, it follows the contours of every other boxing bio-pic ever made, from impoverished slum origins through endless training and workouts and the hard slog to a domestic title to the lure of international success. Its most distinctive and touching feature is the focus on Kim's burgeoning relationship with his long-suffering girlfriend Kyung-Mi (newcomer Chae). Kwak directs with the macho brio and confidence you'd expect from Friend.
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Release Details

  • Duration:117 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Kwak Kyung-Taek
  • Screenwriter:Kwak Kyung-Taek
  • Cast:
    • Yoo Oh-Sung
    • Chae Min-Seo
    • Yun Seung-Won
    • Jeong Do-Hong
    • Kim Byeong-Seo
    • Ji Dae-Han
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