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. 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.
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.

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Leap movie review: legacy of Chinese women’s volleyball team chronicled, with Gong Li as coach Lang Ping in Peter Chan’s sports drama

  • Leap is intended by its director, Hong Kong’s Peter Chan, as both a nationalistic blockbuster and a nuanced examination of Lang Ping’s complicated legacy
  • What he delivers is a technically accomplished film Chinese volleyball fans will like, but which will disappoint those looking for a character study of Lang

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
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. 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.
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.
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