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In-depth sights from the world's most popular sport and its most famous team
If we accept that soccer is the most popular sport throughout the world, and if we assume Real Madrid is the most famous soccer team, then we can infer that Real is the world's most famous team.
That assumption alone is what prompted this project that has been recently premiered. A film that is mainly aimed at transmitting what it means to be a Real Madrid supporter ends up showing the world what's like to be a soccer fan instead.
The film develops in five little separate stories that have one point in common, Real Madrid and soccer. They are based in five different continents and offer a view of how it is being a Real lover all over the world, from Tokyo to New York to Senegal. The African story is specially telling, as some kids there are not even able to catch the matches on the TV and just let their imagination flow to follow their far away heroes. In the end it all gathers up at the Real Madrid stadium, Santiago Bernabeu, where a big match is played (Real Madrid vs. Barcelona).
"Real, The Movie" is a good film/documentary if you like soccer, because it offers in-depth views and senses from what it's become now one of the most professionalized sports in the world, and the most followed one. You don't have to be a Real Madrid fan to like it, while the only ones who should stay away from it are anti-Real Madrid fanatics that hate the team. All in all, nice sports film.
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