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Rättskiparen (2010)

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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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Credited cast:
Janne Andersson ... Himself
Sepp Blatter ... Himself (archive footage)
Birgit Hansson ... Herself
Martin Hansson ... Himself
... Himself (archive footage)
Holmsjöborna ... Themselves
... Himself
Mattias Löw ... Himself (voice)
Erik Niva ... Himself
... Himself (archive footage)
Mikael Stahre ... Himself
... Himself (archive footage)
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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€18,000 (estimated)
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Soccer in the time of cholera.
29 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

As far as soccer go I believe it is far to say that being a referee is the most ungrateful job. When you are good nobody notices, see or write about you. When you make a small (or big) mistake the whole stadium, half a million viewers on TV and in other media, every newspaper in the world, etc. take notice. To chose why to be a referee seems the key to this documentary. Everyone around Mr. Martin Hansson seems in one way or the other involved in his choices and ways to an extent that he comes across as a true selfish character. It is a fine personal portrait but also a scary one. Are we prepared to do anything in order to gain some recognition? And why do the referees and FIFA avoid to see how the game could be improved by video assists and other helpful additions? All in all I really recommend the soccer fans who complain about the referees to see this film but also the soccer referees themselves as they do have a thing or two to learn.


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