Thank DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, for bringing the stories of Chuck Blazer and the corruption behind the Qatar World Cup to the public in such an easily digestible form.The FIFA Family: A Love Story dissects how Blazer’s plea deal to become an undercover informant led to the arrest of 6 members of the FIFA Executive Committee (Ex-Co) on May 27, 2015.Continue reading “‘The FIFA Family’ (2017) – a never-ending corruption story”
Behind the benign title of Lost in Africa is a thriller that embodies every mother’s worst nightmare: her child vanishes. It’s not really a soccer movie as much as it is a reflection of the hard and dangerous life in Kiera, a Kenyan shanty town.Continue reading “‘Lost in Africa’ (2010) doesn’t flinch”
Small country. Wasn’t supposed to be there. Fairytale run. Are we talking about Iceland at Euro 2016? Nope! Before Iceland’s feel-good story, there was a more unbelievable tale. In Sommeren ’92, Writer-Director Kasper Barfoed immortalizes Denmark’s giant-killing performance at the 1992 UEFA European Championship.Continue reading “The Danish giant-killers of ‘Sommeren ’92’ (2015)”
A Dane who spent time in a Tibetan monastery, Michael Nybrandt realizes his dream to organize an international match between Tibet and Greenland. Neither team is recognized by FIFA.
China tries to block the game because Tibet is part of China. Greenland’s own application to join FIFA could be jeopardized by playing.Continue reading “Tibet is ‘The Forbidden Team’ (2003) in the eyes of FIFA”
I know I’m in for a bad night when a movie starts off with a masturbation scene. Kick ‘N Rush keeps moving very very slowly down that path and doesn’t get any better.Continue reading “‘Kick ‘N Rush’ (2003) egregious coming of age tale”