Leap: Directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan. With Gong Li, Bo Huang, Gang Wu, Yuchang Peng. After 12 years, the Chinese women's volleyball team again reached the Olympic final. The ups and downs of the Chinese women's volleyball team for more than three decades have slowly spread away.
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The movie uses narrative to restore the real Chinese women's volleyball national team's first championship to its glory, trough, and return to its glory. Thank you to the Chinese women's volleyball team who participated in this movie. You are the pride of China.
Leap ( Chinese: 夺冠) is a 2020 biographical sports film directed by Peter Chan and starring Gong Li and Huang Bo. The film is based on the China women's national volleyball team 's stories spread over more than 40 years. The film was released in Mainland China and the United States on September 25, 2020.
Music 8.5. Rewatch Value 8.5. For love of the game. Leap is a sports-themed movie chronicling the development of China’s ladies’ volleyball team, from its humble beginnings in the 1980s to its current status as one of the powerhouses in the international women’s game today. It is based on actual events and also serves as a biography for the legendary Lang Ping, a former member of the original 1980’s team of rising stars who is now the head coach of the Chinese women’s team.
The Chinese women’s volleyball team in 1979, as portrayed in Leap (category I; Mandarin), directed by Peter Chan. Gong Li and Huang Bo star. 3/5 stars
Renowned Chinese actress Gong Li has been reported to act the leading role in the film featuring China's women national volleyball team, according to China News Service. The film, "Zhongguo Nupai," is directed by celebrated Chinese filmmaker Peter Chan whose representative works include "Perhaps Love" and "Dearest."
Leap is a feminist film. It centers around Lang Ping, a real volleyball player and later coach of China’s National Women’s Volleyball Team. But unlike many films that claim to be feminist, it displays feminine strength in a multidimensional way. The film explores the difference in generational cultures in China. In the 1980s China faced many cultural, economic and sociological hardships. In the film, this is reflected in the type of strength the team had to display.
The movie "Leap" premiered in Beijing. "Leap", directed by Peter Chan, premiered in Beijing on Sunday night. Gong Li, Huang Bo, Wu Gang, young actor Peng Yuchang and Lang Ping's – current head coach of China women's national volleyball team – daughter Bai Lang has a Q&A session with the audience. The upcoming film is based on real stories from different eras of China's female volleyball team, which is beloved in the country.