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Drama - Completed 2013

A touching story with laughter and tears inspired by a true event will give you strength to embrace the world!

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 124 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Po-Jui CHANG
    • Writer(s)
    • Shang-Min YU
    • Producer(s)
    • Sheng-Kuo LIN
    • Synopsis
    • Chun-Ying (played by Kuo Shu-Yau) comes from the countryside. She was not only raised but named by her grandmother who wished the girl would be blessed with wealth and freedom. As Chu-Ying’s brilliant performance in sport wins her a place in a prestigious girls’ high school in Taipei, she leaves home to study in Taipei on her own. Chun-Ying’s story is familiar to her tug-of-war teammates since most of them come from single-parent families or disadvantaged backgrounds. Nonetheless, these girls are positive and optimistic. The lack of economic support from their families makes them even more determined to achieve their goal, and staunch camaraderie is established between them as a result.
      When Chun-Ying is admitted to the school, she knows nothing about tug-of-war. However, trained strictly by Coach Kuo (played by Chuang Kai-Hsun) and supported by the tender and encouraging Ms Wu (played by Yang Chien-Pei), the girls take on the physical challenge , the frustration and the prejudice against sport from other students and some teachers. In the end, their sweat and tears pay off when they win the gold medal at the World Indoor Tug-of-war Championship. They have shown their strength and spirit to the whole world. 志氣 is a movie that will make people laugh and cry at the same time. The uplifting spirit and the power the girls demonstrate in the story will definitely move the audiences to tears.