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YMCA Baseball Team (2002)

YMCA Yagudan (original title)
About the history of baseball in Korea in the age of japanese forced occupation.

Director:

Hyun-seok Kim

Writer:

Hyun-seok Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Lee Ho-chang
Hye-su Kim ... Min, Jeong-rim
Ju-hyuk Kim ... Oh Dae-hyeon
Jung-min Hwang ... Ryu Kwang-tae (as Jeong-min Hwang)
Goo Shin ... Ho Chang's father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seung-woo Cho
Duk-moon Choi Duk-moon Choi ... Lee Eun
Dae-yeon Lee Dae-yeon Lee ... Ma Sung-han
Kazuma Suzuki ... Hideo
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About the history of baseball in Korea in the age of japanese forced occupation.

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

2 October 2002 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

YMCA Baseball Team See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,271,113
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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YMCA Baseball Team
12 January 2005 | by nakataohanaSee all my reviews

This was a comedy about the formation of the first baseball team in Seoul, Korea at the turn of the century. The challenges posed by a stratified, Confucian society trying to deal with outside "modern" influences is reflected in the attitudes and the situations faced by the characters.

The main character, a classical scholar, accidentally discovers the foreign sport of baseball. Fascinated by his glimpses of the sport, he tries to find out more about it.

Told with humor against the backdrop of the opening days of the Japanese occupation, the varied backgrounds of the baseball team players, a female baseball "coach", revolutionaries, romance and an unexpected challenge by a foreign team are woven into the plot. In a very grim period in Korean history, the baseball team added a lighter note to people's lives.

I enjoyed this movie.


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