• We Wanted More

    We Wanted More

    How one women’s team changed the German football world

    license film
  • We Wanted More

    We Wanted More

    How one women’s team changed the German football world

    license film
  • We Wanted More

    We Wanted More

    How one women’s team changed the German football world

    license film

We Wanted More

How one women’s team changed the German football world

a film by John David Seidler

We Wanted More

2019 | 85:00 min

Original Title:
DAS WUNDER VON TAIPEH

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
In 1981 Taiwan hosted its first Women's World Cup, at a time when the German Football Association did not promote but rather grudgingly tolerated women's football – in Germany it was officially banned until 1970.
Since establishing a women's national team was of no interest to the German Football Association, the invitation to the Women’s World Cup in Taipei went straight to the reigning club champions SSG 09 Bergisch Gladbach.
In the film the former players talk about the absurd conditions in which they had to fight for their great dream of playing football – against all odds and with a fair dose of humour. Without any support from the German Football Association they played the match of their lives in front of hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic spectators in the World Cup stadiums and live on Taiwanese television. Accompanied by historical footage – testimonies of a men's world that today seem all the more anachronistic – WE WANTED MORE (DAS WUNDER VON TAIPEH) tells a football story that is about much more than sporting success, namely equality and recognition.
Festivals/Awards
2019
Internationale Hofer Filmtage
Kinofest Lünen
2020
Stranger than Fiction
Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg
nominated Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis — German Documentary Award
Cast and Crew
  • Director John David Seidler
  • Producer Martin Roelly, Erik Winker
  • Director of Photography Conny Beissler
  • Editor John David Seidler
  • Sound Filipp Forberg
  • Score Matthias Hornschuh
Original Languages

German

Production Company
CORSO Film
Antwerpener Str. 14, 50672 Köln

Phone: +49 221 20533700

corso@corsofilm.de
http://www.corsofilm.de
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