The Game of Their Lives (2002 film)

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The Game of Their Lives
천리마 축구단
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Directed by Daniel Gordon
Produced by Daniel Gordon (principal), Nicholas Bonner (associate producer)
Edited by Justine Wright
Release date
21 October 2002
Running time
80 minutes
Language English

The Game of Their Lives (천리마 축구단) or "Chollima Chookgudan" is a 2002 documentary film directed by Daniel Gordon with Nicholas Bonner of Koryo Tours as an associate producer about the seven surviving members of the North Korea national football team who participated in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.[1][2][3] Its victory over Italy propelled the North Korean team into the quarterfinal: it was the first time an Asian team had advanced so far in a World Cup.


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  1. ^ Coldwell, Will (8 October 2015). "Tourism or propaganda: how ethical is your North Korean holiday?". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Alan Tomlinson, Christopher Young National Identity and Global Sports Events: Culture, Politics, and ... 2006 - Page 96 "The seven surviving members of the North Korean team were brought back to Middlesbrough in 2002 for the documentary film The Game of Their Lives, made by Nick Bonner and Dan Gordon and shown on BBC 4. ".
  3. ^ Taylor, Louise (9 June 2010). "How little stars from North Korea were taken to Middlesbrough's heart". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 

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