The Golden Ball
Original title: Le ballon d'or
- 1h 33m
Twelve-year old African boy hopes to become new Roger Milla and starts his soccer odyssey, facing all kinds of problems on the way
This is actually one of my favorite movies. It gives good insight in the daily problems that young Africans like Bandian face and the culture they grow up in. I myself think it's horrible to see that his parents, with the help of some medicine man, decide what Bandian should do and shouldn't do with his life. But it's also a film of joy and hope. Bandian meets new friends on the way and learns about trust and forgiveness. The film paints great pictures of the African landscape. By the way, if you're a soccer fan, you'll probably like the action scenes of Bandian performing magic on the ball. I'd give it a 8 out of 10 rating.
- Apr 23, 2005
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