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The Great Match
The Great Match
Actors: Abu Aldanish, Zeinolda Iqaza
Director: Gerardo Olivares
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Sports
UR     2007     1hr 28min

This film tells the adventurous story of three heroes, none of whom have ever met, but who nevertheless have two things in common: firstly, they all live in the farthest-flung corners of the planet and, secondly, they are ...  more »


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Actors: Abu Aldanish, Zeinolda Iqaza
Director: Gerardo Olivares
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Sports
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Soccer
Studio: Film Movement
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/06/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Spanish

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Movie Reviews

"The Great Match" is Truly a Great Film....
Less Oake | Seattle, WA United States | 06/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The "Great Match" is not only a spectacularly photographed film, but it offers fascinating glimpses of otherwise invisible cultures(unless you're a Discovery Channel addict!)in a charmingly offbeat and engaging way.

The scenes from the Mongolian steppes are my favorite, but overall the film serves to demonstrate once again that regardless of culture, physical location or language, guys around the world are all "wired" the same! If you ever questioned the veracity of pseudo-national events like the "Superbowl" & the "World Series", this makes clear that the World Cup Final is a truly planetary sports competition.


Stunning Beauty
G. Palmer | Westerly, RI United States | 03/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Several startling sequences make this film one you'll dream about for a time. Each of the three groups -Mongolian nomads, Brazilian natives, and Niger tribesmen- endeavor to view a World Cup soccer game on television. The stories expand, then, on the circumstances on which they view the grainy images and the comradery that develops between otherwise coldly-considered neighbors. The color palettes represented in these three stories are incredible."
You will want to watch this several times
M. Harmer | Portland, OR USA | 05/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a happy, fun film, to enjoy and take for the ride. The music and photography are wonderful. I have shared this with a number of friends, and enjoy watching them, delight in the movie and anticipate their laughter. We are the same the world over when it comes to soccer and comaraderie."
Absolutely Wonderful
Willimena Lowman | Santa Monica, CA | 02/26/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Thank god my husband Netflixed "The Great Match". It was a pure joy to watch the three communities scramble to watch the World Cup. And as my husband continually reminded me, the next WC is right around the corner. What made the film fantastic was the dialogue. The cultural nuances and references woven seamlessly throughout the movie kept the film incredibly fast paced. By the end, it seemed as if the viewer (me) had known the individuals and their quirks for years. The best part is that you wanted to know these characters, they were hysterical."