Africa United (2005)

Africa United
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Sports, Foreign, Documentary
Keywords soccer
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Einar Sveinsson Actor n/a 1 1000001
Zakaria Anbari Actor n/a 1 1000002
Zlatko Krickic Actor n/a 1 1000003
St Paul Edeh Actor n/a 1 1000004
Alex Munos Actor n/a 1 1000005
Alan Curbishley Actor n/a 1 1000006
Olaf De Fleur Director n/a 2 2000001
Ragnar Santos Producer n/a 3 3000001
Benedikt Johannesson Producer n/a 3 3000002
Olaf De Fleur Producer n/a 3 3000003
Skuli Malmquist Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Thor Sigurjonsson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Gunter Hanfgarn Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Stefan Schaefer Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Barbara Tolevska Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Sverrir Hreidarsson Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Olaf De Fleur Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ragnar Santos Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Benedikt Johannesson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Olaf De Fleur Editor n/a 172 7000002
Barði Jóhannsson Music n/a 120781 8000001
Synopsis
In a cold, north European country, inhabited 95% by fair-skinned people, the popularity of a football club primarily made up of African immigrants is growing year by year. Zico, who arrived in Iceland from Morocco in 1989, headed the amateur team "Africa United" for ten years. Following his departure, the first season involving 3rd-league semi-professional teams turned out badly for these devotees from the black continent, the Balkans and South America. They were abandoned by their best striker, an event that threatened to drop them back to amateur football. Last year, the players re-formed and, this time, they are determined to succeed whatever it costs. Will they manage to do it? Or will they find themselves irretrievably labelled as forgotten outsiders? Johannesson's energetic look inside the locker room of an unusual football team uses a comic approach to show what happens when a Serb argues with a team-mate from Nigeria on a thirdleague Icelandic football pitch.