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Soccer Documentary

Post by A_Fan on Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:05 pm

A friend of mine sent me this link for a movie that is coming to Portland in July. It's about a pair of former college soccer players who go around the world playing in pick-up soccer games. It's called "Pelada" and it sounds pretty interesting. It is playing at the Hollywood theater July 9-16.

Here is a link to the movie website: Pelada


Here is a link to a review in Variety: Review

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Re: Soccer Documentary

Post by purple haze on Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:51 pm

Thanks for the tip about "Pelada." The Hollywood Theater is showing a lot of indy movies that deserve to be seen. Anybody pout there remeber the movie "Goal!" about the 1966 World Cup? I saw it way back in high school.
Review on imdb.com: "A beautifully-made documentary from English football's finest moment includes the only colour record of the Final, from an era before hype, razzmatazz and advertising threatened to drown the game. A hundred years later, this will probably still remain the one and only moment when an England team won the sport's premier trophy, so it's worth seeing and relishing for that alone. It also makes a welcome alternative to the well-known BBC Black-and-White coverage of the Final with Kenneth Wolstenholme's memorable commentary. There is a surprising cynicism about Bryan Glanville's script (narrated in plummy world-weary tones by actor Nigel Patrick) as it describes a festival of world football marred by violent play. And this is at a time when "taking out" your opponent's best player was rewarded by an absence of substitutes."

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Re: Soccer Documentary

Post by A_Fan on Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:47 pm

I just got home from seeing "Pelada" at the Hollywood. It was a wonderful movie. If you love soccer you owe it to yourself to see it.

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