A group of passionate European mavericks join forces on an ambitious project: the Federation Internationale of Football Association (FIFA). An epic, untold story that brings to life the inspiring saga of the World cup and the three determined men who created it. Driven by their vision and passion, Jules Rimet, Joao Havelange and Sepp Blatter, overcame their doubts and fought obstacles and scandals to make the World Cup a reality. Spanning the tumultuous 20th Century, this timeless saga celebrates the game that, despite it all, became not just a worldwide sport, but an expression of hope, spirit, and unity...Written by
In December 2015, Tim Roth was asked about the film during a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session. He wrote: "The film is awful (can't say that because I haven't seen it) I hated doing it, it was the wrong film but for the right reasons. I had two kids in college so I had to make a decision and it was probably poorly judged, but once you make that decision you have to follow through. It's a hard road, being in something you don't want to do, but I'm glad I did it for my family." He also said that he thought the film would focus more on corruption: 'As for FIFA, I thought the movie would be much more about the corruption of [Sepp Blatter'] at first. I don't know if he is going to go down, he seems to have survived everything that has been thrown at him. There doesn't seem to be any way you can get to them because of all those big corporations behind him. It looks the most promising though now though, it looks like he is a on a back foot now because he looks more exposed then he has ever been in the past." See more »
This film is kind of boring for women but, interestingly, actor Anthony Higgins does a nice cameo near the beginning of it, (looking like Verdi did near the end of his life-- great makeup and costuming on him; loved the top hat.). His character's purpose seems to show the beginning of passionate enthusiasm in fans (that, one hundred years later, would turn to mass hysteria). However, many soccer fans say the facts in the film are messed up.
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