|Directed by||Frédéric Auburtin|
|Screenplay by||Frédéric Auburtin
United Passions is a 2014 French film about the origins of the world governing body of association football, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Nearly whole-funded (90%) by FIFA, it stars Tim Roth as Sepp Blatter, Gérard Depardieu as Jules Rimet and Sam Neill as João Havelange, and is directed by Frederic Auburtin. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 18 May 2014, and was released in Serbia on 19 June 2014. There are plans to release the film in other countries.
Roth has said that he told the filmmakers, "Where's all the corruption in the script?...Where is all the back-stabbing, the deals? So it was a tough one. I tried to slide in a sense of it, as much as I could get in there." The director of United Passions, Frédéric Auburtin, claimed he inserted "ironic parts" into the film.
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