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Swedish soccer referee Martin Hansson had a successful journey towards his big dream in life, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Then one dark night in Paris on November 18th, 2009, all hell broke loose.

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Mattias Löw

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Orvar Anklew (collaborating writer), Mattias Löw (narration by) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Janne Andersson ... Himself
Sepp Blatter ... Himself (archive footage)
Birgit Hansson Birgit Hansson ... Herself
Martin Hansson Martin Hansson ... Himself
Thierry Henry ... Himself (archive footage)
Holmsjöborna Holmsjöborna ... Themselves
Bo Karlsson ... Himself
Mattias Löw Mattias Löw ... Himself (voice)
Erik Niva Erik Niva ... Himself
Pelé ... Himself (archive footage)
Mikael Stahre Mikael Stahre ... Himself
Arsène Wenger ... Himself (archive footage)
Stefan Wittberg Stefan Wittberg ... Himself
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Martin Hansson, Sweden's highest ranked football/soccer referee, began 2009 with a vision in mind; to reach and ref at the FIFA World Cup Finals 2010 in South Africa. Martin did well and had a great year till the final hurdle; the FIFA WC 2010 Playoff France vs Republic of Ireland in Paris on November 18th... Written by Mattias Löw.

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What price do you pay to be a world class soccer referee?


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

3 June 2010 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Schiedsrichter See more »

Filming Locations:

Blekinge, Sweden See more »

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€18,000 (estimated)
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Stereo (Dolby 2.0)

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Color (HD)| Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Interesting documentary about a football referee.
10 August 2010 | by nyt215See all my reviews

Human error are not often portrayed as well as in this rare documentary about the unforgiving profession of being a football referee. Perfection is a goal that absolutely no one can reach and imagine how boring it would be if all referees would be perfect. I suggest every serious football fan that feel they have been cheated at least once take a good look at this nice film about what a relatively small mistake can cost those involved. If the common man would know how his decisions affect his family and relatives I believe we would not have any referees left in this world. But we need them because football wouldn't work without them.


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