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Some international football movies to watch between World Cup matches

posted 12 Jun 2014, 06:22 by Julian Whiting


Arsenal Stadium MysteryARSENAL STADIUM MYSTERY (PG) UK 1938 DICKINSON, THOROLD £19.99
During a friendly charity match between Arsenal and amateur side the Trojans, the Trojans’ key striker Jack Dyce (Anthony Bushell) mysteriously collapses in full view of the capacity crowd. When it is discovered that Dyce has been poisoned, Inspector Slade (Leslie Banks) of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate.

At first unable to find a motive, when another murder is discovered, Slade has to work fast to track down the killer.

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Days of GraceDÍAS DE GRACIA/DAYS OF GRACE (15) 2013 MEXICO GOUT, EVERADO VALERIO £15.99
The film follows three interweaving storylines involving crimes and kidnappings that take place in Mexico City during the course of three separate football World Cup tournaments in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

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Football DaysDÍAS DE FÚTBOL/FOOTBALL DAYS (15) SPAIN 2003 SERRANO, DAVID £17.99
Comedy in which six talent less and unfit friends form a seven-a-side football team. They call themselves Brazil and plan to play soccer until they win. At the core of the group is cab driver Antonio (Ernesto Alterio), an ex-con who has developed a passion for Freudian analysis through his prison therapy sessions.

When his sister dumps his best pal Jorge (Alberto San Juan), a white-collar nonentity with a spastic colon, he decides what better way to cheer him up than by getting together the old team and winning the league. Jorge in turn is completely oblivious to his best friend’s motives; he believes that Brazil must keep on playing in order to help keep Antonio on the straight and narrow.

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GingaGINGA – THE SOUL OF BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL (E) £12.99
Documentary about Brazilian football. Following seven young players, the film examines that special quality known as ‘Ginga’ that Brazilians develop as a result of the passionate culture they grow up in; an attribute which ultimately gives footballers the edge over those from other nations.

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GOAL OF THE DEAD (15) 2014 FRANCE ROCHER, B/POIRAUD,T £12.99
Zombie horror football movie! DUE TO BE RELEASED ON 7th JULY 2014

Gregorys GirlGREGORY’S GIRL (PG) UK 1980 FORSYTH, BILL DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Gregory (John Gordon Sinclair) is a gawky adolescent living in a small Scottish town. He is the star of the school football team until the arrival of the gorgeous Dorothy (Dee Hepburn), the only female player, who quickly replaces him.

Although demoted to goalie, Gregory soon falls head-over-heels in love with Dorothy, and sets about trying to ask her out.

 

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MaradonaMARADONA BY KUSTURICA (15) 2008 KUSTURICA, EMIR IN ENGLISH £15.99
Documentary about Argentinean football star Diego Maradona, regarded by many as the greatest player of modern times. From Buenos Aires to Naples and Cuba, Kusturica traces Maradona’s life from his humble beginnings to the height of his worldwide fame.

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OffsideOFFSIDE (PG) 2006 IRAN PANAHI, JAFAR £19.99
Iranian comedy drama, highlighting the struggle for women’s rights When women banned from the country’s football grounds, a group of football mad girls have only one way of infiltrating the crowd…by disguising themselves as boys.

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Miracle of BernDAS WUNDER VON BERN/MIRACLE OF BERN (PG) 2003 GERMANY WORTMAN, SONKE £19.99
Set in the summer of 1954 when the West German team won the World World Cup and the country finally emerged from the shadow of the Second World War.

Young Matthias (Louis Klamroth) is football-obsessed, and is overjoyed to be adopted as the lucky mascot of the local team in the small German mining town where he lives. At the same time, Mattias’ father Richard (Peter Lohmeyer) has returned home after years in a Soviet prisoner of war camp, his presence casting a dark shadow over the family.

Ignoring Matthias’ interest in football, Richard can only brood over the atrocities he has witnessed on the Eastern Front. With the World Cup in Switzerland approaching, and with one of the town’s local players being selected for German squad, Matthias is able to rekindle his father’s interest in life as they follow the progress of their national team.

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ZidaneZIDANE (PG) 2006 FRANCE PARRENO, P. / GORDON, D. DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £19.99

During an match between Real Madrid v Villareal, 17 movie cameras were set up around the playing field and focussed solely on Zidane. Using film effects and a soundtrack by Scottish band Mogwai, the directors create the opportunity of stepping into Zidane’s boots for 90 minutes.

ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

FULL LIST OF FRENCH DVDS AVAILABLE AT -

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home

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