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Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen (2006)

A documentary on the German national team's World Cup 2006 journey, all the way from boot camp in Sardinia to the 3rd-place play-off.

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A documentary on the German national team's World Cup 2006 journey, all the way from boot camp in Sardinia to the 3rd-place play-off.

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As director Sönke Wortmann was allowed to film Germany's national side "backstage", he almost became a team member. Coach Jürgen Klinsmann asked him to produce short films to motivate the team before every match during the _"2006 FIFA World Cup" (2006) (mini)_. See more »

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The game Germany-Ecuador is dated as on June, 9th. In fact, it took place on June, 20th. Ecuador was the home team, so the correct designation is Ecuador-Germany. See more »

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Referenced in Projekt Gold - Eine deutsche Handball-WM (2007) See more »

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They are people like me and you ..
6 October 2006 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

I remember watching sort of a similar movie concerning France winning the WC in 1998. It was a phenomenal movie and I thought, french players are something special in terms of still being in a "growing-up" phase, making fun with others and just having a good time while earning their money.

This movie is great, it reveals, that all of this guys, even though most of them a millionaires, are still humans, who live their life like u and me. Although I am half German too, I never thought my fellow men could behave like the multicultural team of France, but they do ! I think u get a great view of the German Team, if u don't already know it. If you watch this movie, i think you will understand, why this Team had such a great success. Wortmann shows and mixture of guys, who perfectly match up. Young guns like Schweinsteiger and Podolski, making jokes all the time, just like the young boys do, when I go out of my house and ol' "rabbits" (Thats the way we call it in Germany) like Nowotny and Kahn, supporting the Team whenever they can.

The movie makes you feel connected to these guys, because it takes away some prejudices and wipes away the cut and dried opinions of them working wonders. Jürgen Klinsmann puts up the same statements like a 7th league coach, talking to a defender ("He will smell your breath all the time, Arne!").

In a nutshell, after watching the movie, I think if I would meet Podolski on the street court next to my house, and if he really had time for it, he would never reject playing some One on One soccer games with me and joking about passing girls ..


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