The Other Fields

a film by Marco Kugel, Simon Quack

The Other Fields

Germany | 2017 | 84:00 min

Original Title:
DIE ANDEREN PLÄTZE

Formal Categories

Human Interest Society Economy

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
Every summer, when the major football teams fly their star athletes to training grounds in sunny locations, some other players meet on a football field in Duisburg. Even though there are professional footballers, they are all unemployed. And they look desperately for a job. The Other Fields sheds a new and completely different light on the mythologies of contemporary football. The achievement-oriented society does not allow too many dreams even though it is exactly dreams that are sold to audiences everywhere. Footballers looking for a breakthrough but living constantly on the verge of failure are exchanged at a fast rate. The Other Fields shows how the entertainment and sports system fits and basically is just another cog of the capitalistic production system.
With: Dietmar Hirsch, Maximilian Riedmüller, Philipp Bönig, Anel Hodzic
Festivals/Awards
Vision du Réel, Nyon, Duisburg, 15th dokumentarfilmwoche hamburg
Cast and Crew
  • Director Marco Kugel, Simon Quack
Original Languages

German

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