How can a few crucial minutes in a football match change the life of an entire family? How do the "men in black" feel when they are attacked by supporters? Kill the Referee unveils the ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Howard Webb Howard Webb ... Self
Manuel Mejuto González Manuel Mejuto González ... Self
Roberto Rosetti Roberto Rosetti ... Self
Michel Platini ... Self
Peter Fröjdfeldt ... Self
Massimo Busacca Massimo Busacca ... Self
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Nicklas Alexandersson ... Self
Xabi Alonso ... Self
Hamit Altintop Hamit Altintop ... Self
Michael Ballack ... Self
Milan Baros ... Self
Leo Beenhakker ... Self
Sepp Blatter ... Self
Karel Brückner Karel Brückner ... Self
Gianluigi Buffon ... Self
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How can a few crucial minutes in a football match change the life of an entire family? How do the "men in black" feel when they are attacked by supporters? Kill the Referee unveils the lives of several professional football referees at the EURO 2008 championship; amongst them, the English referee Howard Webb, who provoked incredible controversy when he gave a penalty to Austria just before the end of the match with Poland, and the Italian Roberto Rosetti, who refereed the final. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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"Who'd be a ref?"
4 July 2018 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

A Swedish sports documentary; The film is a compelling insight into the life of a professional football referee at a major international football competition. There are moments in the match when the forensic view of the decisions on a football field almost feels like the scene of a crime where the officials are the accused in a diabolical arena. The two areas of focus are the decisions made and their implications in terms of career progression, and the adverse effects it has on their private lives. Never credited when they do well, lambasted when they make a mistake, and sometimes it is not their fault. It was interesting to observe the personal lives of the referees which humanises these voiceless lawkeepers, but perhaps too much was given over to this in the final third.


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22 May 2010 (Japan) See more »

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$1,458
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