Comedy - Completed 2006

    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gerardo OLIVARES
    • Writer(s)
    • Chema RODRIGUEZ
    • Producer(s)
    • José María MORALES (Wanda Films)
    • Synopsis
    • How is it possible that children living in the most distant corners of the Mongolian steppes know who Ronaldo is?
      “The Great Match” is a comedy in three parallel stories about the trials and tribulations of a group of men who have two things in common: they live in remote regions of the planet, and they are determined to watch the final match of the Japan-Korea 2002 World Cup between Germany and Brazil.
      A family of Mongolian nomads, a Tuareg camel caravan in the Sahara, and group of Amazon Indians will be our leading characters. All of them live hundreds of kilometres from the closest place where they can watch television, or they must face great difficulties getting there. However, these men have the ingenuity and willpower to achieve their goal.
      In a world in which access to information is seemingly simple and immediate, it is possible to live any world event in real time from a comfortable couch in our homes. However, what happens in the most isolated places on earth? Do people live their lives outside this information? Do they have access to it?
      It is not easy to have a television set, a power generator or a satellite dish available in these places. Nevertheless, these people are informed of everything going on in the world today, especially the feats of their sport heroes. How do they manage? In the most astonishing ways. This is what “The Great Match” attempts to unveil, the plight of a group of men isolated on the far edges of the planet, but determined to do everything to watch a football match.