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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) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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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Storyline

-Mario is in love for the first time in his life, really a crush. In Leon, the new from Germany. Although he plays at the front of the storm and could even be dangerous when it comes to those who can rise into the first team. But Mario may not think over it now. He wants Leon to feel, smell, in its proximity. The others in the club remains not hidden and soon make first rumors. Mario sees his career as a professional footballer in danger, but wants Leon not to lose at the same time at any price. He must make a decision. Written by Marcel Gisler

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Follow your heart, or play by the rules?

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German | German

Release Date:

1 June 2018 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Марио See more »

Filming Locations:

Bern, Kanton Bern, Switzerland See more »

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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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In France, was released on DVD a month before coming out in cinemas. See more »

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Mario's joy and pain
9 September 2018 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of two up and coming professional football players falling in love.

I loved this film because it tells a sweet romance, and also a very tough choice. The choice is very real because homophobia in professional sports is a well known phenomenon. Yet, it is a topic that is rarely touched upon in films. The actor playing Mario is a very good actor, because he displays emotions through his eyes, face and body. He convincingly tells his pain without the need for any words. "Mario" is an effective film that brings me to feel his joy and pain. I definitely recommend this film.


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