After a series of pipe dream ventures go belly up, retired pro soccer player Kim Won-kang happens to visit East Timor, where he finds children playing the game barefoot on rocky pitches. Sensing a new business opportunity on finding the country doesn't have a single sporting goods store, he embarks on a scheme to get rich quick by purveying athletic shoes to the unshod youngsters. Sadly, no one there can afford to pay $60 for a pair of shoes, even on a generous installment plan, and before he knows it, he is reduced to coaching a team of ragged 10-year-olds and prospects are looking grim. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

  1. Kim Tae-gyun

    Director, Writer

  2. Kim Gwang-hun


Top Billed Cast

  1. Park Hee-soon

    Park Hee-soon

    Coach Kim Won-kang

  2. Ko Chang-seok

    Ko Chang-seok

    Park In-gi

  3. Im Won-hee

    Im Won-hee

    Director Poong

  4. Shin Cheol-jin

    Shin Cheol-jin

    Shin Young-hoon

  5. Cho Jin-woong

    Cho Jin-woong


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A Barefoot Dream
A Barefoot Dream


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Original Title 맨발의 꿈

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 24, 2010


Original Language Korean

Runtime 2h 1m

Budget -

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