The Game of Their Lives (2002 film)
|The Game of Their Lives
|Directed by||Daniel Gordon|
|Produced by||Daniel Gordon (principal), Nicholas Bonner (associate producer)|
|21 October 2002|
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 Korean national football team who participated in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. 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.
- 2003: Winner, the Royal Television Society award for best sports documentary.
- 2003: Nominated for Best Historical Documentary at the Grierson Awards.
- 2003: Nominated for Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards.
- 2003: First prize, Seville Film Festival.
- 2004: Refracting Reality Documentary Film Award, Seattle International Film Festival, tied with Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2003).
- A State of Mind
- List of films set in or about North Korea
- List of documentary films about North Korea
- Coldwell, Will (8 October 2015). "Tourism or propaganda: how ethical is your North Korean holiday?". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
- 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. ".
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