Maximilian Bruckner justly won and German film critics award for his breakthrough endearing and forceful performance as Ecki. The film is about a gay soccer team, dealing with the relationship of manhood, sports, and homosexuality, a mix no safeguarded Hollywood product would ever dare touch. In a sense it is a classic sports movie, cheering on the underdog to victory, but this film shows that it sometimes takes a homosexual to make a real man. The dialgoue is at times so taut and quick-witted as to remind one of a classic screwball comedy (think Bringing Up Baby), but at other times must lapse into the sentimental to make its point. An adorable little film, that Bruckner definitely makes worth watching.