Korean Handball Movie in Production

A Korean movie with Handball as it’s main focus is currently in production. The film titled, “The Best Moment of Our Lives,” will depict the trials and tribulations of South Korea’s Women’s Handball as they prepare for the 2004 Olympics in Athens. According to sources the film will show the sacrifices that married veteran players in their 30’s made as well as conflicts they had with their new coach and the European methods he introduced. For the record the South Korean Women lost to Denmark in the Gold Medal game in a penalty shootout after double overtime.

This Korean effort is arguably the first feature film with Team Handball as the focus of the movie. “No F’ing Handball,” a movie about the faux Sri Lankan Handball Team that disappeared in Germany, also will feature Handball, but it appears to be secondary to the film’s message on immigration.

Korean Forum with Pictures: http://joonsfamily.com/index.php?s=56ac463eef1fc6c0394af7a455134ea2&showtopic=17805&pid=54328&st=0&#entry54328

Article from Korean Film Observatory (pg 35): http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/common/modules/Download.jsp?filePath=/eng/publication&fileName=KFOno21.pdf

Earlier Team Handball News article on film about the Sri Lankan Handball Team: