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 »
In Lisbon, Portugal, there was a special permission for the admission of children under 12 to attend the film evening sessions on Saturdays and before holidays. Eden Theater had an exhibition on the main hall, showing photographs and memorabilia from the football competition, and the special trophy presented by the BBC to Eusébio. See more »
A beautifully-made documentary from English football's finest moment includes the only colour record of the Final, from an era before hype, razzmatazz and advertising threatened to drown the game. A hundred years later, this will probably still remain the one and only moment when an England team won the sport's premier trophy, so it's worth seeing and relishing for that alone. It also makes a welcome alternative to the well-known BBC Black-and-White coverage of the Final with Kenneth Wolstenholme's memorable commentary. There is a surprising cynicism about Bryan Glanville's script (narrated in plummy world-weary tones by actor Nigel Patrick) as it describes a festival of world football marred by violent play. And this is at a time when "taking out" your opponent's best player was rewarded by an absence of substitutes.
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