The Beautiful Game (2011)

The Beautiful Game
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Sports, Documentary
Keywords competition, culture, sports
Status Wrapped
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Joel Plotch Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nic Hofmeyer Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Tom Mickel Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jason Ajax Mercer Producer n/a 3 3000001
Victor Buhler Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
A portrait of six Africans whose lives are positively impacted by their participation in the game of soccer. For some, the sport provides an intense cultural bond, gluing African cultures together. For others, the sport creates an opportunity to escape hardship, to gain scholarships and a chance to choose their own fates. Here, young players are featured from Nigeria, Ghana, The Ivory Coast, South Africa, Egypt, and Cameroon. As we learn about each player's life, we also explore the sport from its humblest roots all the way to its highest levels and its largest personalities.