The movie ‘Rebound’ is based on the ‘true story’ of Busan Jungang High School players and coach Kang Yang-hyun in 2012. Even though it is based on a true story, audiences who have seen the movie doubt the ‘directorial permission’ given the dramatic plot. So, I met director Kang Yang-hyun in person and asked him. How real is this movie?
■ “Basketball confiscation is real! It’s real that I cried out of sadness.”
In the movie, Busan Joongang High School in 2011, after ‘Yang Hyun’ was ejected during a game, ‘Ki-beom (Cheon Ki-beom)’ threw a basketball, causing the referee’s nose to bleed and forfeiting the game. In fact, coach Kang Yang-hyun was ejected for protesting against the referee in 2011, and a player who was enraged at this kicked a basketball and was forfeited.
He is usually a blunt Busan man, but at that time director Kang Yang-hyun was a crybaby. Director Kang Yang-hyun cried more and more often than Yang-hyun in the movie, who went to the house to convince the player and cried.
The rate of agreement between the movie and the reality that director Kang Yang-hyeon personally revealed is 90%. Becoming a coach while serving in the public service at his alma mater, calling in players from the street, and playing with only three players on the court in the final quarter against Yongsan High School are all ‘true stories’.
■ Late start, 2nd division, 2nd team… Life
created miracles as a ‘rebound’ leader, but Yanghyun Kang’s life as a basketball player has been a series of ‘rebound’. He was a freshman in junior high school who was shorter than his peers. He wanted to play basketball. He went to the teacher’s office every day for a year and prayed to the PE teacher. He worked hard as much as he started hard, and after he went to Busan Joongang High School, he even became the MVP of the national tournament. However, the wall of reality was high. He went to Chosun University, a school in the second division of the college league at the time, and even as a pro, he moved around the second division and eventually took off his uniform.
After leaving Busan Joongang High School and going through Pusan National University, director Kang Yang-hyun was appointed to another alma mater, Chosun University, in 2019. The poor situation reminds me of 11 years ago. At the time of his appointment, there were 8 players, ⅓ of the other teams. Fortunately, nine new students came in this year, and normal training became possible. In the reality that coach Kang and coach Jung Woo-nyeong have to drive the team bus during away matches, Chosun University has been ‘unwinned’ in the university league for the fifth year since June 2018.
■“Even if basketball is over, life is not over.”
An average of 70 ‘rebound’ situations occur in a basketball game. You are given 70 chances to restart in 40 minutes.메이저놀이터The adage “He who controls the rebound controls the game” has been expanded to “He who controls the rebound controls life” through coach Kang Yang-hyeon.
Director Kang Yang-hyeon says that he hopes that the lines of the movie, which he said were touching because they most resemble his story, will be comforting to others.
“When you play basketball, there are times when the shot doesn’t go in. But at that moment, depending on your effort, another chance arises. I encourage everyone to grab that rebound and turn failure into success.”