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The Referee (2010)

Rättskiparen (original title)
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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.

Director:

Mattias Löw

Writers:

Orvar Anklew (collaborating writer), Mattias Löw (narration by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 ... 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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Budget:

€18,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Dolby 2.0)

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Color (HD)| Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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On and off the pitch...
28 July 2010 | by kua134See all my reviews

I find this documentary to be an excellent example of a football/soccer film that deals with the human aspect. Most sport documentaries (I have seen) never get to the core, and usually get stuck on the sport itself, on a character or the specifics therein. This piece did not fall into that trap, instead it shows us what is really going on around this particular football referee and how his family and relatives are affected by his choices and "mistakes"... The last question by the narrator sticks in my mind, and you start to wonder what kind of people choose these kinds of professions. Ultimately a film for anyone who truly cares about football, on and off the pitch. Enjoy!


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