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United Passions (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Sport | 19 June 2014 (Serbia)
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Follows the passing of the FIFA baton through three association presidents: Jules Rimet, Joao Havelange, and Sepp Blatter.
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Credited cast:
Sam Neill ... Joao Havelange
Tim Roth ... Sepp Blatter
Fisher Stevens ... Carl Hirschmann
Gérard Depardieu ... Jules Rimet
Thomas Kretschmann ... Horst Dassler
Richard Dillane ... Larsen
Jemima West ... Annette Rimet
Nicholas Gleaves ... Henri Delaunay
Anthony Higgins ... Lord Kinnaird
Martin Jarvis ... Sir Stanley Rous
Antonio de la Torre ... Enrique Buero
Jason Barry ... Edgar Willcox
Steven Elder ... Rodolphe Seeldrayers
Bruce Mackinnon ... Louis Muhlinghaus
Benn Northover ... Max Kahn
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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 Thelma Films

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The Birth of the World Cup

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Drama | History | Sport

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The film was released within weeks of the 2015 FIFA corruption scandal. Numerous high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested for bribery and other illegal activities related to the selection of the host country for the World Cup. Sepp Blatter was re-elected FIFA President during the scandal, but later resigned. See more »


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Pata Pata
Written by Makeba Zenzile and Jerry Ragovoy (as Ragovoy Jerry)
Performed by Miriam Makeba
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no...just no
13 March 2015 | by dune_3001See all my reviews

You know all those great sports movies about the underdogs and their fight to overcome incredible odds and still win? Yeah, this movie isn't one of those. It's a movie by a sports organization full of shady people about how not shady they are. There, it's like you just watched it.

FIFA has full reigns of this production and used it to make themselves seem like the bestest people in the world, which sounds ridiculous considering all of the scandals they are involved in. As previous reviewers have said, this smells a lot like propaganda. I guess you could enjoy it if you either 1. are a desperate fan boy/girl of anything related to football, or 2. an employee of FIFA contractually obligated to like it.

As a final note, you know a movie is bad when the IMDb tag line sounds sarcastic.


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Country:

France

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2014 (Serbia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$607, 7 June 2015

Gross USA:

$607

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,511
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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