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The real story of the not-so real Sri Lanka National Handball Team.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dharmapriya Dias ...
Stanley
Gihan De Chickera ...
Manoj
Dharshan Dharmaraj ...
Suresh
Namal Jayasinghe ...
Vijith
Sujeewa Priyalal ...
Piyal
Dayadewa Edirisinghe ...
Naseem
Mahendra Perera ...
Ruan
Pitchchei Selvaraj ...
Nesa
Kumara Thirimadura ...
Oaf
Pubudu Chathuranga ...
Spoilt Son
S. Selvsekaran ...
Father
Pradeepan Puwabalasingham ...
AJ
Sarath Karunaratne ...
PK
Mangala Pradeep Kumara ...
VD
Saumya Liyanage ...
Angry Foreigner
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A group of desperate slum dwellers, living on the margins of society under impossible pressures, find an invitation to a handball tournament in Bavaria to be the answer to their prayers, a one way ticket to the West and the wealth that will solve all their problems. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

Machan - La vera storia di una falsa squadra  »

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Machan: sad truth on emigration, told you with humor and making you smile.
18 December 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I noticed almost all the comments on the movie come from Sri Lanka. I can understand how much this movie has been loved in his own country. Cause the story, the interpreters, everything involved in the movie belongs to Sri Lanka. But after the movie is over, editing and post production done, especially after you watch it and the lights turn on, this "Machan" belongs to the world, to everyone: it's a true story, and it's the truth about sad and unfair differences in the world, about the cruelty and necessity of a lot of people (men, women, husbands, wives, sons and daughters, father and mothers) to emigrate to survive and to help their families, about the cruelty and stupidity of a lot of European laws about immigration, about the surviving instinct all the men have, about life's meaning, in general, if we can all admit life is "the" right for everybody, and not only life\survive, but life\pursuit for happiness (just to use another Italian director\world citizen's -G. Muccino- words). And the movie reaches this big and high target using humor and levity. The hardest way. I want to thank personally Pasolini for the richness watching this movie gave me. To finish it costed only 2 euros millions. Imagine... and compare with all the expensive garbage we're forced to watch from the industry...just to make them richer, and produce more expensive garbage. I really hope this movie will be loved. It deserves it.


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