I love movies about ping pong. Doesn’t matter what genre or who’s in it — I’ll watch all of them without hesitation. I can’t immediately explain my weird attraction to this sort of motion picture. I’m not particularly good at the sport; in fact, I haven’t played ping pong since middle school, which was a very long time ago. But enough about that. Director Moon Hyun-Sung’s upcoming drama “As One” looks entertaining, and I’m not just saying that because the film features a sweaty Ha Ji-Won (“Sector 7”) passionately playing ping pong. Okay, well, maybe a little.
Here’s a more in-depth look at the film’s plot:
South Korean ping-pong star HYUN Jung-hwa and North Korea’s LI Bun-hui have each been defeated by Chinese player DENG Yaping–a.k.a. “The Ping-Pong Witch” –every time they reach a tournament’s finals. Teaming up as a United Korea for the first time in 1991 at the World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba City, Japan makes for moments of crisis and bungled coordination, but game-by-game, HYUN and LI become a true team.
But then comes the announcement that the United Korea team will be inexplicably disbanded. On the morning before the women’s doubles finals against China and knowing the Unified Korea team is stronger, HYUN pleads with the coaches and players of the North Korean team to not break them up. She tells them: “I want to play on the United Korea team.”
The North Korean side is moved beyond ideology and allows the North Korean players to play on the United Korean team. The women’s doubles team goes on to defeat China in the finals, becoming the first and the last United Korea team ever to win gold.
“As One” co-stars Bae Doo-Na, Choi Yoon-Young, Han Ye-Ri, Oh Jung-Se, and Park Cheol-Min. The film opens in South Korean theaters on May 3rd, 2012. The latest trailer for the flick has been embedded below.
Via : Twitch