(NR) France – 1 hr 40 min – with subtitles
2021 · d. Julien Faraut
Starring Hirofumi Daimatsu, Yuko Fujimoto, Yuriko Handa
Rental: $12.00 (48 hour streaming period)
Assembled from workers at a textile factory and honed into an unstoppable force by a coach known as “The Demon”, the Japanese women’s volleyball team captured their nation’s imagination during the post-war period with an unbelievable winning streak, culminating in a gold medal win at the 1964 Olympics. Weaving together archival footage and pop culture fragments, this quirky doc from Julien Faraut (John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection) tells an inspiring, stranger-than-fiction sports tale.
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