I Don't Blame the Beautiful Game

narrative short

2010

5:00

voiceover: Simon Sun

crowd recordings: Simon Stockhausen, Huubjeroen, Planktone

 

Declan Hill, author of The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime: "A chilling and eerie portrait of the effects of match-fixing. Done superbly on a budget of pennies. One wonders and waits for Christopher's next work!"

 

Possidónio Cachapa, Portuguese author: "What shall we do when little details become tragic questions of life? Football in two different levels. The first one, the unexpected results of a decision in the enemy field. The second, a poetic one, like a repetitive element in a melody which is more elevated than the structure of the piece itself."

 

A former professional football (soccer) player describes his experience with match fixing.

 

screenings:

Barcelona Sports Film Festival

CineFoot International Football Film Festival

Epix Movie Free-For-All (NYC)

Filmets Badalona Film Festival

Indie Lisboa

Rooftop Films

Zero Film Festival

 

awards:

Onda Curta Award (Indie Lisboa)

 

circulation:

Wholphin DVD issue #12 (McSweeney's quarterly short film anthology)
Small Chair (McSweeney's iphone app)

 

television:

Canal+, Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, SBS Australia

 

view the housing built for this short

 

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