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Kill The Referee (les Arbitres) (2010)

Kill The Referee (les Arbitres)



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How can a few crucial minutes in a football match change the life of an entire family? How do the "men in black" feel when they are attacked by supporters? Kill the Referee unveils the lives of several professional football referees at the EURO 2008 championship; amongst them, the English referee Howard Webb, who provoked incredible controversy when he gave a penalty to Austria just before the end of the match with Poland, and the Italian Roberto Rosetti, who refereed the final.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Art House & International
Directed By: , ,

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

Even for footy fans, the film's a game of guesswork.

Full Review… | August 3, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 19, 2011
Top Critic

What gives Les Arbitres an edge is that we can hear the dialogue between the referee and the players in the heat of battle.

Full Review… | August 19, 2011
Birmingham Mail

It's a sober film, and impressionistic rather than analytical, with no commentary and no direct identification of teams, speakers or venues.

Full Review… | August 7, 2011
Observer [UK]

The picture provides a compelling insight into the mindset required to be one of the "men in black": tough, masochistic and deeply vain.

Full Review… | August 5, 2011
Daily Express

If you've ever wondered how international referees deal with spoilt millionaires who play football and then Twitter their disgust at their decisions, watch this movie.

Full Review… | August 5, 2011
This is London

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