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Credited cast:
Matthijs de Jongh ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Bennett ...
Himself - Referee
Dinesh Chhetri ...
Himself - Bhutan Striker
Wangay Dorji ...
Himself - Bhutan Team Captain
David James ...
Himself - Montserrat Player
Dorji Khandu ...
Himself - Bhutan Player
Paul Morris ...
Himself - Montserrat Coach
Arie Schans ...
Himself - Bhutan Coach
Lyonpo Jigme Y. Thinley ...
Himself - Bhutan Foreign Affairs Minister
Charles Thompson ...
Himself - Montserrat Team Captain
Dasho Jigqel Ugyen Wangchuk ...
Himself - Bhutan Official
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Disappointed with the failure of his country's football team on their 2002 World Cup campaign, a Dutch fan decides to organize a football match between the two lowest FIFA-ranking teams - Bhutan and Montserrat. This match will take place earlier on the same day as World Cup final, and become famous as "The other final". Written by Mario

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Sports can overcome cultural differences
8 July 2004 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Yesterday I saw "The Other Final". It tells the story of the 2002 Football Game between Bhutan and Montserrat. These two nations were on the bottom of the FIFA Ranking in 2002. But the actual game is only a small aspect in the movie. Both countries are introduced and their roads to the match are shown. I really like the movie because the cultural aspect of sports is shown in the movie. One Bhutan official says that this affect is more important than the competition. I totally agree with him. Before the match the two nations never heard of one another. This cultural clash is also a very important aspect of the movie. It is very funny to see the big Montserrat Players walk through the Bhutan town. The camera and photography is kind of awkward sometimes. You can clearly see that they didn't have a huge budget. I don't want to spoil anything but a bouncing football is a constant element in the movie. To sum it up, I really like to recommend the movie to people who want to see a movie about two very different cultures that were brought together by football. And don't worry about the quality of the match. It lasts only 20 minutes. I would give it 9 out of 10 because I like the idea of the movie and it was funny. If you don't like "special" camera-work (like strange zooming), it's more a 7. Go watch it as long it's in theaters.


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