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Great Match (2007)

Director: Gerardo Olivares     Starring: Aldanish,Abu
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Format: DVD
Sku: 204026421
UPC: 616892886525
UPC 14: 00616892886525
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A Film by Gerardo Olivares.
This film tells the adventurous story of three heroes, none of whom have ever met, but who nevertheless have two things in common: firstly, they all live in the farthest-flung corners of the planet and, secondly, they are all three determined to see on TV the final in Japan of the 2002 World Cup between Germany and Brazil. The protagonists in this 'global' comedy are: a family of Mongolian nomads, a camel caravan of Tuareg in the Sahara, and a group of Indios in the Amazon. They all live about 500 kilometres away from the next town Ð and the next television Ð making their task a particularly daunting one. Nevertheless, these inventive people possess the resourcefulness and the willpower to achieve their goal.
Editor's Note
The quest to view the 2002 World Cup Final between Germany and Brazil brings together three separate stories in THE GREAT MATCH.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Film Movement
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/2/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 88 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 88652
Video UPC UPC: 00616892886525
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Mongolian
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Mongolian
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Abu Aldanish
Video Cast Info Kenshleg Alen Khan
Video Cast Info Shag Humar Khan
Video Cast Info Zeinolda Igaza
Video Cast Info Chema Rodriguez - Writer
Video Cast Info Gerardo Olivares - Director
Video Cast Info Gerardo Olivares - Writer
Video Cast Info Gerardo Olivares - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Jose Maria Morales - Producer
Video Cast Info Martin Meissonnier - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Rosario Sainz de Rozas - Editor
Video Cast Info Stefan Beiten - Executive Producer

Professional Reviews

Variety 9 of 10
A visually breathtaking, gently comic homage to the indigenous communities that are its subject and to soccer's power to penetrate lives, veteran Spanish documaker Gerardo Olivares' "The Great Match" provides superb entertainment for an hour before running out of steam...the characters are engaging and handled with a combination of wry amusement and compassion. The shortage of storylines is compensated for by the practicalities of their day-to-day lives, such as in the Amazon, the women's frustration at the men's uselessness as hunters as the men paint football shirt numbers on their naked backs...Helmer's extensive docu experience comes through strongly. Thesps seem to be following the script, but are also being themselves -- the source of most of the pic's pleasures. - Jonathan Holland

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Aldanish,Abu
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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