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Olof Berglind
Sweden
2020
75
min

The Beautiful Game

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17-year-old Odilon scores a contract with a Swedish football team. But there is more than goals at stake for a young African in a tough sports world.

In the Ivorian capital Abidjan, the boys are fantasizing about life as a footballer in Europe. For many of them football is a ticket to a brighter future for themselves and their families. The dream suddenly comes true for one of them when a Swedish agent takes the merely 17-year old talent to a club in Stockholm. From the moment he is scouted to his arrival in the cold North, the expectations of the young talent are enormous. Everybody, from his family to his agents and new club put their hopes into him. But can he with stand the pressure that goes hand in hand with a career in professional football? The director Olof Berglind gives us a unique look behind the scenes of professional elite sport in a highly topical film about integration, globalization and the many faces of modern football.

Title
The Beautiful Game
Director(s)
Olof Berglind
Countries
Sweden
Run time, min
75
Premiere status
World Premiere
Producer
Fredrik Heinig
Year
2020
Sprog
Sales Contact
B-Reel Films
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