The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the ... See full summary »
For Hans Pollack and his friends, soccer is the most wonderful hobby in the world. They all worship the world-class forward Pablo Dios. Their adoration goes so far that it makes them forget... See full summary »
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While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat ... See full summary »
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The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. His problems in getting back to normal life are shown, with references to his children and wife. The second story is about a reporter and his wife reporting from the tournament. Written by
While the Lubanski family part of the story is completely fictional, many historic details related to soccer (letters, game results, three players stealing away from training camp, on-the-spot-reports, Adi Dassler etc.) are historical accurate. See more »
When the world cup is awarded, we only see the German team standing in line on the pitch, with some reporters in the background. After the historical match, when the cup was awarded, the Hungarian team stood aside the German team along with the referees. See more »
At the very end of the closing credits one can hear the original radio reporter signing off from the stadium in Bern. See more »
I am a German, but grew up in Canada and the States. So I don't understand the small details of German culture or history. However, I found the movie extremely moving. What moved me was that I finally understood what happened in Germany during that period. My grandfather was also a prisoner in Russia because he was a capitalist (did not serve in the Germany Army) and my father would not talk about that period in German history. Sadly as my father passed away five years ago that piece of history was forever lost to me. Hence my appreciation of the movie! Additionally I found this movie well done because it paid attention to the small details. If this movie can be critiqued it is because some could construe the movie as being a bit to ra-ra hurrah. But frankly, why not. We all need to be able to ra-ra hurrah sometimes, and that was the focus of the movie. To ra-ra and feel good about it, when it seems that there is no future!
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