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Runtime: 121 min.

Release: June 10, 2010

Director: Kim Tae-Gyun

Producer: Kim Tae-Gyun, Yoo Jung-Hoon, Kim Joon-Jong

Writer: Kim Kwang-Hoon

Country: South Korea

language: Korean

A Barefoot Dream

Maenbalui Kkgeum 맨발의 꿈
  • Movie
  • Korean
  • Drama


Coach Kim Won-Kang is a former soccer player who failed to manage his business - post soccer career. After his business goes under, Kim Won-Kang travels to the small country of East Timor to coach a youth soccer team. The East Timor youth soccer team has been in existence for only one year but will go on to win two international youth soccer events with the help of Coach Kim Shin-Hwan.


  1. Based on true story of former soccer player Won Kwang who went on to coach a youth soccer team in East Timor.
  2. Filming began November 2009 in East Timor, then moved to South Korea, and finished shooting on January 28th, 2010 in Hiroshima, Japan.
  3. To prep for the role of Coach Shin-hwan Kim actor Park Hee-Soon received special training as a high school soccer coach and learned parts of Indonesian and East Timor language.
  4. "A Barefoot Dream" will be released shortly before the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.