Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story 後勁-王建民 (2018)

USA / TAIWAN|2018|DOCUMENTARY|99 min

DIRECTOR: Frank W Chen 

PRODUCER:

Frank W Chen / Hai-Tao Wu / Brian Yang 

PRESENTED BY:

WYC Motions/ EBOS International Co., Ltd./ Activator Marketing Company Co., Ltd.

LA Asian Pacific Film Festival 2018
CAAMFest 2018
BEST DOCUMENTARY, Nominee - 55th Golden Horse Awards
AUDIENCE AWARD, Winner - 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Orlando Film Festival 2018

SYNOPSIS

Chien-Ming Wang was a supernova in Taiwan. His success as the Ace of the New York Yankees rocketed him into a cult-like status on the island nation. His face was so ubiquitous and his impact so meaningful, that he was donned the title of “Pride of Taiwan” - a national honor he was never fully comfortable with. Wang, a man of quiet, humble disposition, never sought out the attention. All he wanted to do was play.

We find Chien-Ming now at age 35, bouncing around the Independent and Minor Leagues, a fallen icon. The film delves into his comeback attempts, his life between endless rehab programs, his lengthy and often lonely stints away from home and family, and the inner struggles and weight he carries on his injured shoulders. We follow him as he works towards a singular goal: to fight his way back into the Major Leagues.

How much dedication and persistence does it take to realize a dream? How much courage does it take to make it back to the mound? Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story tracks an extraordinary journey of an ordinary man, of someone who fell from the top and is willing to fight his way back up again.

中文大綱:

對理想的執著跟堅持可以有多大?  重回球場需要有多少勇氣?


後勁 : 王建民記錄片是一部拍攝王建民旅美最後階段的紀錄長片,細載他旅美後起起落落的曲折棒球生涯,並探索他身為旅外球員的生活、改變他命運的重傷、深入刻畫王建民人性、真實的一面。  

王建民揹著台灣之光的沈重包袱,他在洋基連續兩年十九勝的顯赫記錄及帶動的棒球風潮,至今仍無人能及。後來受傷讓他落入黑暗深淵也沒有輕易放棄,努力復健,鍛練自己到重回球場,堅持站在世界舞台拼著再上大聯盟的一絲機會。王建民肩上背負的使命、內心的掙扎,大起大落的生涯,面對無止盡的復健、離鄉背井的孤獨、小聯盟一站又一站的長途跋涉,在追尋理想的同時,他得到了什麼又失去了什麼?

2015年,他不顧一切的加入獨立聯盟,力求最後一博,沈默寡言的他讓外界總是摸不清,什麼是他不放棄的原因,是不想輸的個性?是追尋更高成就的偏執,還是站在投手丘投球才是他一生的依歸?
 

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