Video Of The Week: The Game Of Their Lives

“Continuing on the political theme that we started last week with ‘Football & Fascism’, this week’s Video Of The Week continues on the same wavelength with another terrific BBC documentary, ‘The Game Of Their Lives’. This film, which is not to be confused with the atrocious American film of the same name about the 1950 World Cup finals, tells the story of the North Korean team of the 1966 World Cup finals, their brief love affair with the supporters of Middlesbrough Football Club and what happened to the team afterwards. Filmed on 2002 by Daniel Gordon, it goes beyond merely telling the story of their surprise elimination of Italy from the tournament from the point of view of the players and into the country of North Korea itself.” (twohundredpercent)

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