Die Anderen Plätze

Marco Kugel & Simon Quack
Germany, 84 min
World premiere

Every summer, when the major football teams fly their star athletes to training grounds in expensive and sunny locations, some other players meet on a football field in Duisburg. Even though there are professional footballers, they are all unemployed. And they look desperately for a job. The Other Fields sheds a new and completely different light on the mythologies of contemporary football. While some may think that “bling-bling” and “glitz” is all there is to modern football, Marco Kugel’s and Simon Quack’s film shows the intricate economic and moral complexities behind the façade of entertainment. Dreams only last a season or two. An athlete is only as good as his performance. The achievement-oriented society does not allow too many dreams (or dreamers…) even though it is exactly dreams that are sold to audiences everywhere. Footballers looking for a breakthrough but living constantly on the verge of failure are exchanged at a fast rate. The Other Fields shows how the entertainment and sports system fits and basically is just another cog of the capitalistic production system.

Giona A. Nazzaro

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Duration
84 min
Year
2017
Country
Germany
Sections
Films W/O World Sales
International Feature Film Competition
Premiere
World premiere
Language
German
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Nico Hain
Sales Contact
Nico Hainmail@seinundhain.de+49711217201210

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