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The Referees (2009)
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How can a few crucial minutes in a football match change the life of an entire family? How do the "men in black" feel when they are attacked by supporters? Kill the Referee unveils the ... See full summary »

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How can a few crucial minutes in a football match change the life of an entire family? How do the "men in black" feel when they are attacked by supporters? Kill the Referee unveils the lives of several professional football referees at the EURO 2008 championship; amongst them, the English referee Howard Webb, who provoked incredible controversy when he gave a penalty to Austria just before the end of the match with Poland, and the Italian Roberto Rosetti, who refereed the final. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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1 July 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The documentary shows an insight into the work of multiple referees during the European Cup 2008. If you like to see how referees act and what they experience during and after a match, this film is highly recommendable. This documentary provides an insight into how frequent the referee interacts with his linemen, what they say against football players, how they react after the match, and how their families are involved into refereeing. After seeing this documentary, I have gained much more respect for the job they do. It clearly shows under how much pressure these referees have to operate. It also shows the personalities (egos) of the referees.


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