'Centre Forward',
a North Korean football

Hooray for Chollywood! // An updated 2010 post on the North Korean football film 'Centre Forward' from our archives

Koryo Tours has always been more than a travel company. Among other projects, we have a long history of film-making in North Korea.

In 2010, we obtained the rights to a North Korean football (soccer if you like!) movie, made in 1978 and never exported abroad. Featuring DPRK film star Kim Chol, Centre Forward (중앙공격수) tells the story of a young player who reaches the first team only to see the squad hit with a crisis of confidence. Will they be able to get back to the top of their game?

Remastered and subtitled with a DVD extra that interviews Rim Jong Sun the 1966 football hero who was consulted on the film. Check out the trailer below:

The film is a fascinating glimpse into the sporting culture of an unknown country. For film freaks, sports fans and DPRK watchers everywhere, this is a must-see!

The DVD is available for purchase at 100 RMB and can be purchased at our office in Beijing. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Interested in watching North Korean footballers play in an international match? Join us this month as the DPRK national team takes on Hong Kong for a place in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Only one of these two teams will qualify. It's a soccer showdown! This special tour from 24-29 March includes other sporting specials, and DPRK highlights! See here for more details. Apply before 15 March.

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