Superstar Mr. Gam
April 28, 2005 at 6:30 PM
Korean Cultural Service NY
Jong-hyeon Kim, Drama, 114 minutes, 2004
In today's "win win win" mentality, this 2004 film about a continual "loser" touched the hearts of Korean audiences. Beom-soo Lee portrays a real-life Korean baseball player, Sa-yong Gam. Gam was the losing pitcher of the 1982 Sammi Superstars, the worst of Korea's original six baseball teams. The film was praised for faithfully recreating the culture of the 1980s, when baseball was first taking root in Korea.