This is a German remake of the 1976 classic Bad News Bears, though rewritten to appeal to a more international audience. Bad News Bears is about minor league baseball, something very familiar within the American culture. Die Wilden Kerle is about a bunch of kids wanting to play a ball game, something very familiar just about anywhere on this planet.
The movie is in German, a language I had studied as a child but am rather rusty in now. But the cinematography and the acting were both excellent and completely made up for the fact that I understood at most 10% of the spoken language. It only proves that picture is worth a thousand words. And since a 96 minute movie contains more than eight million pictures...
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It made me feel young again. I have heard it is a big hit in Germany. I can see why! This movie definitely deserves to be seen all over the world. If you can get your hands on it, you will enjoy it, too.
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