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Mario (2018)

Two young football players get caught up between the politics of the game and the politics of love.

Director:

Marcel Gisler

Writers:

Thomas Hess (screenplay), Marcel Gisler (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Hubacher ... Mario Lüthi
Aaron Altaras ... Leon Saldo
Jessy Moravec Jessy Moravec ... Jenny Odermatt
Jürg Plüss ... Daniel Lüthi
Doro Müggler Doro Müggler ... Evelyn Lüthi
Andreas Matti ... Spielerberater Peter Gehrling
Joris Gratwohl Joris Gratwohl ... Roger Maillard (Trainer)
Scherwin Amini Scherwin Amini ... Claudio Lafranconi (Spieler YB U21)
Fabrizio Borsani Fabrizio Borsani ... Luc Columbier (Spieler YB U21)
Julian Koechlin Julian Koechlin ... Eric Kalterer (Spieler YB U21)
Gabriel Noah Maurer Gabriel Noah Maurer ... Simon Bucher (Spieler YB U21)
Stallone Anderson Stallone Anderson ... Lukas Ammann (Spieler YB U21)
Manuel Pereira Manuel Pereira ... Hélio Bomcampo (Assistenztrainer)
Tom Burri Tom Burri ... Tom Burri (Physiotherapeut)
Beat Marti ... Sportchef Frei
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Young Swiss soccer player Mario has devoted his entire life to fulfilling his and his fathers dream of becoming an international professional soccer star. All this changes when his club recruits a rising star from Germany Leon Saldo. Now as pressure increases, he is forced to choose between love and happiness and his dreams of success and stardom, a choice that might hunt him until the end of his life. Written by Leos

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Follow your heart, or play by the rules?

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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In France, was released on DVD a month before coming out in cinemas. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn Lüthi: Most people spend their lives doing what they do second best.
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Trying To Break Your Heart
Written by and performed by James Gruntz
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Good film - topical subject. An 18 rating is unjustified!
19 July 2018 | by steveybabesSee all my reviews

Very topical story of gay footballers (in the closet). Quite a gentle film rather than hard hitting. Beautiful cast, beautiful locations - are there no ordinary looking gay guys/footballers?!

One very simulated very shortsex scene (you really see nothing) doesn't warrant an 18 certificate which is really disappointing and cuts off an important potential younger audience from this film.

Bit of a cliched ending in my book - have seen this type of ending many times but as I said its not a hard hitting film.

Worth watching just because there has been nothing like this out there before around football


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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German | German

Release Date:

1 June 2018 (Poland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bern, Kanton Bern, Switzerland See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,394
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1.85 : 1
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