Take Off

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Tribeca Cinemas
(54 Varick Street, NYC)

Yong Hwa Kim, Sports, 2009, 145 minutes

1997. Muju, Korea. In an effort to bring the 2010 Winter Olympics to Korea, the country has to demonstrate that Koreans enjoy the sports of the Winter Olympics. One problem: no one knows squat about ski jumping. No problem, they assemble a team, train them on waterslides and sends them into competition. It’s a true story, and a lot like COOL RUNNING (the tale of the Jamaican bobsled team) but it’s given a distinctly Korean flavor in this popular, mainstream blockbuster that’s the flat-out funniest in this series and that stars four major Korean stars: Choi Jae-Hwan, Ha Jeong-Woo (the killer from THE CHASER), rapper Kim Ji-Seok and Cha Heon-Tae from Korean popular soap opera, “Coffee Prince”.


Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street, NYC)

1, A, C, E trains to Canal St.

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