Hockey dreams

5 Nov 2022

Company: Raina Film Festival Distribution

Country: FINLAND


Discipline: Ice Hockey

Director: Oskari Pastila & Janne Niskala

Editing: Mattli Näränen

Photos: Janne Niskala

Producer: Oskari Pastila & Janne Niskala


Korean-American Jim Paek is given a ragtag bunch of players from his ancestral land to prepare for their home Olympics against the juggernauts of the game. A humorous character-driven underdog story about a small team trying to achieve the impossible steered by their coach torn between the ways of the east and the west, while below the surface painting a picture of the tangled world of sports, business, national and international politics, religions and education.