8.3/10
1,581
20 user 120 critic

The Referee (2010)

Rättskiparen (original title)
Trailer
0:52 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Writers:

(collaborating writer), (narration by) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
16 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Other Sport (TV Series 2013)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The Other Sport (Swedish: Den andra sporten) is a three-part documentary series zooming in on the often harsh conditions of women's football/soccer in Sweden since the first clubs got ... See full summary »

Stars: Anette Börjesson, Hanna Ljungberg, Mattias Löw
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

What can a Catholic missionary priest from India achieve in a modern, secular country?

Director: Mattias Löw
Stars: Sylvia Annerbo, Boguslaw Banaszek, Rapahel Curian
Documentary | Drama | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

What happens when traditionally generous and export-driven Sweden imposes steep tuition fees for non-Europeans students?

Director: Mattias Löw
Stars: Peter Alwin, Tony Catignani, Anna Costamagna
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The evolving relationship between design and business is illustrated and discussed in insightful interviews and inspiring case studies.

Director: Erik Roscam Abbing
Stars: Erik Roscam Abbing, Deniz Arik, Ralf Beuker
Ice Carosello (2010)
Documentary | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A short story about three men, a couple of chain saws, one snow mobile, some bystanders and lots of ice.

Director: Mattias Löw
Stars: Mark Armstrong, Captain Haddock, Åke Larsson
Objectified (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.

Director: Gary Hustwit
Stars: Paola Antonelli, Chris Bangle, Andrew Blauvelt
Typeface (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Charting the intersection between rural America and contemporary graphic design.

Director: Justine Nagan
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Naked Brand is a story about how corporations can help save the planet one small step at a time. It's an introduction to a bright new future where companies tell the truth and work hard... See full summary »

Directors: Sherng-Lee Huang, Jeff Rosenblum
Stars: Julia Allison, Alex Bogusky, Bonin Bough
Documentary | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 2007 Queens Park Rangers, a small Football Club of West London, were bottom of England's Second League and 2 hours from bankruptcy. Just as the club faced liquidation, they were bought ... See full summary »

Director: Mat Hodgson
Stars: Alejandro Agag, Gareth Ainsworth, Amit Bhatia
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries, in England 'football' was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation, it seemed, were all played out... See full summary »

Director: James Erskine
Stars: Gary Oldman, Rebecca Marie Burnett, Paul Gascoigne
Art & Copy (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Pray
Stars: Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Hal Riney
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Profiles Milton Glaser (1929- ), America's foremost graphic designer: designer of the iconic "I [heart] N.Y." logo, teacher, and humanitarian. Interviews with Glaser are arranged to take ... See full summary »

Director: Wendy Keys
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Janne Andersson ...
Himself
Sepp Blatter ...
Himself (archive footage)
Birgit Hansson ...
Herself
Martin Hansson ...
Himself
Thierry Henry ...
Himself (archive footage)
Holmsjöborna ...
Themselves
Bo Karlsson ...
Himself
...
Himself (voice)
Erik Niva ...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
Mikael Stahre ...
Himself
Arsène Wenger ...
Himself (archive footage)
Stefan Wittberg ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 June 2010 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Der Schiedsrichter  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€18,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Dolby 2.0)

Color:

(HD)| (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ideals.
2 August 2010 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Rettskiparen is an unusual sport documentary because it deals with the personal aspects of being a football referee on top level. Normally sport documentaries are not so keen on what is going on beneath the surface and focuses on the matches and the goals or the conflicts within the team or between players. Instead Rettskiparen deals with the personal sacrifice that Martin Hansson has to go through in order to be a referee. It works very well and is an interesting story from the beginning to end. I would not mind a one hour documentary but the character himself is maybe not interesting enough for that length, who knows? Overall a truly recommended film about a very lonely and idealistic man.


14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Referee (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page