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The World at Their Feet (1970)

This is the official FIFA film of the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. The clips from the games are embedded in a small plot showing a young boy admiring the stars of the time and wanting to see ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Patrick Allen ... Narrator (voice)
Everardo Rodriguez Everardo Rodriguez ... Martin
Arthur Hansel ... Newspaperman
Veronica Rudisell Veronica Rudisell ... Newspaperwoman
Luz María Aguilar ... Mother (as Luz Ma. Aguilar)
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This is the official FIFA film of the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. The clips from the games are embedded in a small plot showing a young boy admiring the stars of the time and wanting to see the games live in the stadions. Written by Stefan Kahrs <smk@dcs.ed.ac.uk>

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

English

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1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Football à Mexico See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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At the beginning and end, the flags of the participating nations paper the screen. One flag shown is the Union Flag of the United Kingdom. However, there is no United Kingdom (or Great Britain) national football team. The team that qualified for the 1970 World Cup was England, whose flag is the Cross of St. George. See more »

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Follows Fußballweltmeisterschaft Chile 1962 (1962) See more »

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One of the weakest films in the series
25 March 2004 | by mwmonkSee all my reviews

Mexico 70 was one of the best of all the World Cups - it's official FIFA film is not so hot.

Goal (the 1966 film) was a bizarre mishmash of styles, football and weirdness - The World at Their Feet is just boring. In all the other World Cup films we get copious amounts of weird behind the scenes footage, but here all we see are the games and goals. Now that is not such a bad thing if you want to see a historical record of this superb tournament, but if you have seen Goal, G'ole or Hero (not to mention the perverse original version of the 1978 film with its clearly acted scenes involving Montoneros and Military leaders meeting in back streets to discuss football) you are missing out here.

The main reason to seek out this film is to see all the famous goals from the other side of the stadium to what you will be use to. In 1970 TV production was nothing like today, and 95% of the planet will have only seen Brazil's four goals against Italy from one angle. Here the film cameras are positioned on the opposite side of the stadia and give a small taste of what multi-angle digital TV would have made of the tournament.

One for completists and historians, but still fun. Show your kids the goals and tell them that football existed before David Beckham and Ronaldo.


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