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Sketch comedians John Cleese and Tom Konkle in a comic look at soccer.
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  (in credits order)

John Cleese ... Himself

Tom Konkle ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Keith Allen ... Himself
Michael Ballack ... Himself
Franz Beckenbauer ... Himself

Boris Becker ... Himself

Bono ... Himself
Pierluigi Collina ... Himself

Mia Hamm ... Herself
Thierry Henry ... Himself

Dennis Hopper ... Himself

Elton John ... Himself
Kaká ... Himself

Tony Kaye ... Himself
Kasey Keller ... Himself

Henry Kissinger ... Himself
Markus Lüpertz ... Himself
Trumaine McBride ... Himself

Malcolm McLaren ... Himself

Pelé ... Himself
Michel Platini ... Himself
Nik Powell ... Himself
Birgit Prinz ... Herself
Ronaldo ... Himself

David A. Stewart ... Himself
Jasmin Tabatabai ... Herself
Giovanni Trapattoni ... Himself

Desmond Tutu ... Himself
Ruud van Nistelrooy ... Himself

Wim Wenders ... Himself
Arsène Wenger ... Himself

Directed by
Hermann Vaske 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Cleese 
Chris Langham 

Produced by
Oliver Herder .... co-producer
Greg Jenkins .... producer: Brazil
Vincent Joliet .... producer
Wilder W. Knight II .... co-dependent producer (as W. Wilder Knight II)
Hermann Vaske .... producer
Cinematography by
Goran Pavicevic 
Máté Tóth Widamon 
Sound Department
John Hays .... additional sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Ambrose .... gaffer
Pat O'Mara .... key grip (as Patrick O'Mara)
Sasha Rendulic .... additional cinematographer
Editorial Department
Thor Janke .... colorist (as Tori Janke)
Other crew
Jennifer Feist .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"The Art of Soccer with John Cleese" - USA (video title)
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90 min | Germany:112 min (TV version) | France:112 min


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John Cleese meets the beautiful game..., 22 August 2006
Author: João Ginete from Portugal

It is always a good idea to define something from A to Z. It is even a better idea to define Football (the one that is actually played with both a foot and a ball) from A to Z. It is obviously a fantastic idea to have Thierry Henry, Michael Ballack, Mia Hamm, Káká, Pelé, Arséne Wenger, Pierluigi Collina and Brigit Prinz explaining the beautiful game they play better than everyone (except Ronaldinho). The class and humour provided by John Cleese, with several references to the Monty Python legacy, works as intermission between the statements and the precious footage of amazing moments of the Football history. All in all, a pretty good documentary about the past, present and future of this sport that moves hordes of people around the World. By the way, no matter how much I admire Henry, he cheated on the semi-final against Portugal :P Ginete

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