Date: 26 Jun 2010
Place: China Square Central, Fountain Square Area, Singapore
Director : WEIKHOO | Cast : Gurmit Singh, Mark Lee, Sharon Au, Moe Alkaff
One Leg Kickingâ€ tells the story about a group of underdogs who form an amateur football team (THE DURIANS) to play in a fictional local league organized by a farsighted sponsor. The prize for the winners : a trip to the 2002 World Cup Finals. Gurmit Singh plays (TAI PO) the common manâ€™s hero, raising his two young children single handedly after his wife passes away. The rest of the â€œDuriansâ€ include Mark Lee (HANDSOME), an ex-convict with major anger management problems, Moe Alkaff (VERNON), a lounge singer struggling against his deadly nemesis, the karaoke machine; and Sharon Au (KIM) a tender but tough tomboy, while Siva Choy (SAMMY BEST) plays the inspirational coach who moulds them into a winning side.
“I’m constantly surrounded by soccer fanatics and it was during the last world cup final when Brazil lost to France that I seriously was interested in making a film with the sport in it. Around 1999, I began working with James Toh on the premise but the treatments were constantly changing and at several points I wanted to drop the project but the one person that urged me on was Joe Ng, a huge soccer nut. One morning, Gurmit’s face appeared in my mind so I called him up and said “Gurmit, do you like soccer?” His reply, “I breath and I smell soccer everyday.” Hmm… destiny? I felt inspired and pulled in Wei Koh to do the screenplay.” – Eric Khoo
*** Free Kacang Puteh for the 1st 200 attendees! Come early to reserve the best spots with your own mats, cushions and picnic baskets! Rain or shine event – screening will be shifted indoors if it rains ***
2001 | Singapore | English | Color | 90 min | Comedy