La Gran final (The Great Match) (2006)

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Filmmaker Gerardo Olivares raises crucial questions concerning globalization and the information age with this lighthearted tale of three groups inhabiting isolated corners of the globe, yet all sharing the common goal of watching the 2002 World Cup finals no matter how far they must travel to do so. Germany and Brazil are about to go toe-to-toe in the biggest game on the planet, and despite the fact that they're hundreds of miles from the nearest television, these three soccer-loving groups are determined to witness every breathtaking goal. For a family of Mongolian nomads, this means traversing some of the most treacherous terrain on the planet. Of course the Tuaregs of Sahara don't have it much easier, and the Amazon Indians who long to root on their team will have navigate the so-called "Green Inferno" just to reach the nearest television. While most folks take instant access to information for granted, these three groups will travel hundreds of miles just to experience but a precious few hours of football-induced bliss. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Art House & International , Comedy
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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
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If Buster Keaton made a globe-trotting National Geographic movie, the results would be something like this silly gem.

May 22, 2007
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Audience Reviews for La Gran final (The Great Match)

Overly precious and obvious. Reminds me of the sort of movie used for filler on weekend morning television in the 70s (but with occasional foreign language profanity). Occasional - very occasional - effective moments.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour
½

This is a great movie and random find for me. I knew nothing of the filmmakers and initially thought it was a documentary. It is a genuinely entertaining and enlightening movie with a great story and real-world laughs. And beautiful cinematography. I have no idea how they made this movie in the actual settings. Please, go see it.

Lee B
Lee B
½

Rather than exoticizing the Other, this movie reveals that so many people across the world are alike, and do not even realize it because of physical and cultural differences.

Dodd Alley
Dodd Alley

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