August 12, 2005
Studio: Dogwoof Pictures
Director: David Serrano
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: David Serrano
Starring: Ernesto Alterio, Alberto San Juan, Natalia Verbeke, Maria Esteve, Fernando Tejero
Official website: FootballDaysthefilm.com
Six friends, talentless and unfit, form a seven-a-side football team. They call themselves Brazil. They plan to play soccer until they win. This is a comedy of delusion, of the survival of the unfittest in the face of humiliation and inevitable defeat. On and off the pitch their movements are the same – shuffling, stumbling then staggering, the pratfalls of endearing losers. Their most formidable opponents, of course, are the women they love but can't stand – demanding wives and girlfriends. Sexual adventures give way to prosaic thirty-something coupledom. A feel-good movie; a hilarious buddy comedy, with a little football and sex thrown in!