A Barefoot Dream
|A Barefoot Dream|
|Directed by||Kim Tae-gyun|
|Written by||Kim Tae-gyun|
|Music by||Kim Joon-seok|
|Editing by||Sin Min-kyeong|
|Running time||121 minutes|
A Barefoot Dream (Hangul: 맨발의 꿈; RR: Maenbalui Kkum) is a 2010 drama film co-production between South Korea and Japan directed by Kim Tae-gyun. This film is based on the true story of Coach Kim Sin-Hwan, who was East Timor's "Hiddink." The film was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards but it did not make the final shortlist. The film had 332,699 admissions in South Korea.
Kim Won-kang (Park Hee-soon) is a former soccer prospect whose life did not turn out quite as he had hoped. He heads to East Timor, where he thinks there will be plenty of opportunities for him. One day, he sees a group of street kids playing ball with bare feet. Thinking he can score by selling soccer shoes, he opens a sports equipment store, but realizes none of the kids can afford those fancy shoes or jerseys. Again, despaired, he is about to close up the store. Then, he decides to teach the kids how to play ball. Penniless and still without shoes, they decide to compete at the International Youth Soccer Championship in Japan.
- Park Hee-soon as Coach Kim Won-kang
- Ko Chang-seok as Park In-gi
- Francisco Varela as Ramos
- Fernando Pinto as Motavio
- Junior Da Costa as Tua
- Marlina Simoes as Josephine
- Kei Shimizu as Dozyo
- Im Won-hee as Director Poong
- Kim Seo-hyung as Reporter Yu Bo-hyeon
- Jo Jin-woong as James
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