Forever the Moment

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"The match of the century that will never be forgotten."
  • 2008
  • 2 hr 4 min
  • 6.4  (427)

Forever the Moment is a 2008 South Korean sports drama film directed by Yim Soon-rye. The movie features an ensemble cast, including Moon So-ri, Jeong-eun Kim, and Natallia Bulynia. The story's central focus is on the Korean women's handball team and their journey leading up to the 2004 Athens Olympics. It explores the harsh realities the players had to face in their personal and professional lives to make it to the Olympics. The movie also delves into the sacrifices that were made and the obstacles that needed to be overcome to achieve their dreams.

The film starts with a flashback to the 1980s when Jang Hye-kyung (Jeong-eun Kim) was a leading player in the South Korean women's handball team. Hye-kyung is now the coach of a high school handball team, but her intensity and strict training methods cause clashes with the students.

Tae-sook (Moon So-ri), a former national team player, is trying to adjust to civilian life as a mother of two. She is struggling to find work and support her family, as is her husband, who has barely worked in months. While managing to stay upbeat and positive, Tae-sook's economic situation causes her to make some tough personal sacrifices. However, her love of the sport drives her to push herself towards making the national team once again.

Another player, Choi Soon-cheol (Kim Jung-eun) was once the team darling, but her glory days are long gone. She now works as a truck driver and is pulled back into the play by her former coach. While she is initially hesitant, Soon-cheol finally agrees to train for the national team, determined to prove to herself and everyone else that she still has what it takes.

Finally, there is the Belarusian player, Irina (Natallia Bulynia), who joins the team through the "Sports for Simplified Unification" program. Unlike the others, Irina has a more relaxed approach to the game and treats her teammates as family. Her upbeat and warm personality makes her an instant hit with the entire team, which becomes an inspiration for Tae-sook and the other players.

As they train together to represent South Korea in the Olympics, each athlete contends with personal struggles, but they eventually find inspiration and strength in each other.

The movie presents a realistic and sometimes brutal portrayal of the world of sports, revealing the hard work and sacrifices required to be at the top. Forever the Moment shows the true power of teamwork and perseverance, inspiring viewers to pursue their goals against all odds.

The cinematography is outstanding, and the sports sequences are thrilling, with hand-to-hand combat going back and forth in fast-paced matches. The emotional climax of the story is satisfying, and the film leaves the audience with a feeling of hope, camaraderie, and triumph.

Forever the Moment is an exceptional movie that portrays the power of sports to bring people together and shows how much sacrifice and discipline are required to achieve great things. The film is recommended for anyone looking for an inspiring, heart-warming story that showcases the importance of diversity and unity. Overall, it is a must-watch for every sports enthusiast and anyone looking for an excellent movie that rings true about life.

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    2 hr 4 min
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    6.4  (427)