By Jung-Chi CHANG

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Family - Completed 2019

Born into the bottom rungs of society, two teenage brothers hope to change their fate through their love of basketball. Eventually, the brothers cross paths on their way to ultimate basketball glory — the HBL championship — where they will discover that some thingsare more important than winning.

& Awards

Golden Horse Awards 2019
Best New Performer
Taipei Film Awards 2020
Best Cinematography
Taipei Film Awards 2020
Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
Taipei Film Awards 2020
Best Director
Taipei Film Awards 2020
Audience Choice Award
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Family, Sport
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 117 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jung-Chi CHANG
    • Producer(s)
    • Rachel CHEN (We Are Champions Films Ltd.)
    • Synopsis
    • Born into the bottom rungs of society, two brothers who have nothing but each other are discovered after a video of their street basketball game goes viral, changing their lives forever.

      Younger brother Tung-hao is recruited by basketball powerhouse Yuying High School and decides to leave his brother behind to chase his dream of winning the HBL championship. Older brother Hsiu-yu joins Kuang Cheng High, a team on the fringes of the top 12.

      Though he had once given up on competitive basketball because of a hearing impairment in one ear, Hsiu-yu regains his confidence and passion for the game thanks to the support of his coach and teammates. Under Hsiu-yu’s leadership, Kuang Cheng progresses through the HBL tournament, but also grows increasingly distant from Tung-hao.

      Eventually, they meet again in the HBL championship game, where each brother must defeat the other before him for the sake of his team and basketball glory. When crunch time arrives, both finally realize that there are more important things in life than winning. Before the final buzzer sounds, they must fight to rediscover what they have lost — and what it truly means to be a champion.