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Away from the bright lights and manicured fields, there's another side of soccer. Two players, twenty-five countries, one game.
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Away from the bright lights and manicured fields, there's another side of soccer. Two players, twenty-five countries, one game.

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PELADA: A Brilliant Film About Soccer, Life, and More. Highly Recommended!
23 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

While PELADA may be regarded as a film about soccer, it is really much more. This is a film about perseverance, love of a game, love for one's friends - and for strangers, too. Dare I say it, it's even a little bit about romance. This film is a behind the scenes look not only at football - soccer - but at the lives of ordinary people around the world.

This movie calls one's attention to one's values, and doesn't preach about what those values should be. To a great extent, this is a film about the need we all feel for play. Seeing women in Teheran "playing" is bound to make one think about the effect of religion and politics even on such a basic human desire as the need for play.

This is not a political film,though it may shine a light on some politics. Basically, it's just a film about people - about humanity, even. Whether the young film makers knew it at the time or not, they've made a very profound film. I most highly recommend PELADA.


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