lunedì 1 novembre 2010

Soccer Heroes (京都球侠)(1987)

Soccer Heroes (京都球侠)
Dir: Xie Hong
Cast:Zhang Fengyi, Chen Peisi, Jiang Kun, Sun Min
Plot:The battle between Western and Chinese football team, for the proud and dignity of their own people, leads to an unexpected ending, where the victorious chinese team won't be that victorious anymore duo to the brutal royal repression.
Year: 1987
Country: Mainland China 
Trailer (Edit by us (source Official Mainland dvd)):
Notes: The movie is available on dvd/vcd in China thanks to the GZ Beauty company. Like most of their releases, Soccer Heroes doesn't carry any subs. Some times ago Boing also distribuited this movie on dvd, and still no english subtitles. About the movie itself, Chen Peisi, won the Hundred Flowers Award for best male supporting role in 1988; besides that, he s quite famous in the Mainland and starred in a lot of comedie. The director is the one who directed the well-known mainland flick called Deadly Fury (武林志)(1983) and the barely known Mysterious Buddha (神秘的大佛)(1980).
Personal opinion: This barely known movie from China doesn't offer that much in regards of martial arts or action, Soccer Heroes is more a social movie about dignity and honor. Sure there is some kind of action (some little fights,soccer training,soccer matches) and arts (opera) sequences ,but still, the movie is not a martial art/action flick, so keep that in mind if you want to watch it. Diversity,dignity,honor and repression can be listed as the main themes of this movie. And not expect anything like to "The Champions" starring Yuen Biao, is not that kind of movie.
Some snapshots (source: official mainland dvd [gzbeauty]):

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