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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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Horst Dassler
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Annette Rimet
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Larsen
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Lord Kinnaird
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Edgar Willcox
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Henri Delaunay
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Enrique Buero
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Louis Muhlinghaus
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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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HUF 2,162,265 (Hungary) (10 August 2014)
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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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Awful, Terrible, Avoid
10 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

A film about FIFA, an organisation which is renowned for corruption and skulduggery, finances a film about itself. This should get the alarm bells sounding immediately. The basic plot is simple, football commences as a global sport, FIFA creates itself to manage this new international phenomenon. FIFA is amazing. The end. This is a film about an organisation in which corruption is rife, which pays no taxes, yet has 'billions' in its bank accounts, and which forces countries which win the bidding to host the World Cup to their change laws. FIFA were even allowed to edit the script to their choosing. If you like watching propaganda, then this is the film for you. Otherwise, I suggest that it is given a wide birth.

It's very strange that the one person here who has written a 10 star review only joined IMDb 2 weeks ago and must have done just to write a heavily biased review for this film.


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