Anders Gustafsson, Denmark, 2000

45 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films, Portrait films

Ten-year-old Amil, from a large council housing estate, has one consuming passion: soccer. Amil's friend Yunus also plays football, but for a local rival team. The two pals are due to come up against each other in a vital match. The film portrays Amil's fight to become an even better player and his attempts to keep his spirits up when things don't quite turn out the way he'd hoped.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Fodbolddrengen
Danish title Fodbolddrengen
Other titles Fodbolddrengen / Fluen / Zuma the Puma
Keywords Soccer, Immigrants, Sport, Cultural meetings
Director Anders Gustafsson
Screenplay Anders Gustafsson
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen, Anders Gustafsson
Appearances Amil Elezovic
Production country Denmark
Production companies Koncern TV- og Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution DFI/Distribution & Formidling
International sales Koncern TV- og Filmproduktion A/S / Esromgade 15, opg.1, 5. / 2200 København N / t +45 3582 8221 / f +45 3582 9182 / koncern@koncern.dk / www.koncern.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production companies Koncern TV- og Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution DFI/Distribution & Formidling


Direction Anders Gustafsson


Script Anders Gustafsson


Production Thomas Heurlin


Cinematography Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Cinematography Anders Gustafsson


Stills Stig Stasig
Still photographer Stig Stasig


Appearance Amil Elezovic

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Best Documentary 2001 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2001

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2003-01-16
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2002-10-24
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2002-04-26
Amsterdam, IDFA 2001-11-22
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2001-08-13
Malmö, BUFF 2001-03-13
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