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The Referee (2010)
"Rättskiparen" (original title)

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Swedish soccer referee Martin Hansson had a successful journey towards his big dream in life, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Then one dark night in Paris on November 18th, 2009, all hell broke loose.

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Martin Hansson, Sweden's highest ranked football/soccer referee, began 2009 with a vision in mind; to reach and ref at the FIFA World Cup Finals 2010 in South Africa. Martin did well and had a great year till the final hurdle; the FIFA WC 2010 Playoff France vs Republic of Ireland in Paris on November 18th... Written by Mattias Löw.

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What price do you pay to be a world class soccer referee?


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Being a referee...
30 July 2010 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

Myself I must admit that Rättskiparen (The Referee) is a story true to reality. The further up on the "ladder" you get the tougher the threats and provocations. I am nowhere near the level of Martin Hansson but colleagues and friends are constantly mentioning how difficult life can be after you make the slightest mistake. I therefore feel that the documentary is real and honest. Also being a referee I feel it is important that people watch these kinds of films in order to get an appreciation for the kind of work we do. I would very much prefer that we were supported by video and extra referees but where do you start and at what level? Time will tell! Enjoy the film!


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