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Africa United (2005)

An enchanting journey into the dreams and aspirations of a football-crazy coach and his colorful ensemble of players who have to overcome their egos - and hot blood - for a true team spirit.

Director:

Olaf de Fleur Johannesson (as Ólafur Jóhannesson)

Writer:

Olaf de Fleur Johannesson (as Olaf de Fleur)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Einar Xavier Sveinsson ... Himself
Saint Paul Edeh Saint Paul Edeh ... Himself (as St Paul Edeh)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zakaria Anbari Zakaria Anbari ... Zico
Cheik Bangoura Cheik Bangoura ... Himself
Arnar Björnsson Arnar Björnsson ... Himself
St Paul Edeh St Paul Edeh ... Paul
Mohamed Jónas El Asri Mohamed Jónas El Asri ... Himself
Alhagie Abdoulie Joof Alhagie Abdoulie Joof ... Himself
Zlatko Krickic Zlatko Krickic ... Zlatko
Alexander Munos Alexander Munos ... Alex
Ólafur Magnús Ólafsson Ólafur Magnús Ólafsson ... Himself
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Storyline

Zico came to Iceland from Marocco to seek his fortune. After ten years Zico becomes bankrupt, meaning he can't work anymore. Left desperate and depressed Zico decides to bring life to his amateur team called Africa United and take them into the semi-professional 3rd division. He calls upon immigrants all-over Iceland, players from Marocco, Nigeria, Columbia, Serbia, Kosovo, Gambia and Guinea to help realize his vision. Written by Johannesson, Olaf de Fleur

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They're here to play football, not to make mistakes. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iceland

Language:

Icelandic | English

Release Date:

21 October 2005 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Afrika junajted See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland See more »

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Budget:

$320,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Poppoli Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Stereo (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Funny film
23 October 2005 | by lunaiceSee all my reviews

I don't know if Africa United is a documentary or not - I saw it in Karlov Vary FILM FESTIVAL this summer with my friends. I can say that it is a good film, a little to fast and too quick sometimes, but funny to watch.

Characters are all maybe a little black and white (sometime literally) - maybe they are true life characters, they seem to be. And if so, I think God must have a good sense of humor when creating people. I am not a great football fan - I used to be when Poland could play football (long time ago) - but I like in this film the cameraman goes to many countries and you can see a lot from where characters are from.

One other thing I want to mention, if anybody knows about the soundtrack from the film. The music is great but I cannot find any music from the film. Also if anybody knows if it will show in Poland?

Anyway, just a very funny film, also if you don't like football.


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