Introduction by Josie Ho

Josie Ho shines as “Beast” Ng, a tough-as-nails badminton pro who, after a violent on-court outburst, falls hard from grace. Years later, still downtrodden and humiliated by mocking shadows from her past, she takes on the challenge of coaching a team of oddball ex-cons. Cue kinetic, manga-informed montages, from training scenes to sudden-dare showdowns, for a frantically paced sports farce, Hong Kong style. Against all odds, the ragtag bunch transforms into a team of true heroes. This uplifting comedy, replete with low-brow gags and off-the-wall antics, proves that violently volleying shuttlecocks against scenery-chewing blowhards can lead to glory—and roaring cheers from the audience.

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