Cup Final (film)

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Cup Final (גמר גביע)
Directed byEran Riklis
Written byEyal Halfon
StarringMoshe Ivgy
Mohammed Bakri
Release date
20 February 1992 (Germany)
14 May 1993 (UK)
Running time
105 minutes

Cup Final (Hebrew: גמר גביע‎, gmar gavi'a) is a 1991 Israeli film set during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon by Israel and the 1982 FIFA World Cup.


A young Israeli soldier, Cohen, is kidnapped by a group of Palestinian fighters who hold him as a hostage during the conflict. The 1982 FIFA World Cup happens to be on during the invasion, and their mutual love of association football, and in particular the Italy national football team, helps break down the barriers of nationalism and the historical baggage that the two bring. A kind of alliance is forged between the two men. Their relationship heads for a tragic ending as the Italian team, along with the goal scoring Paolo Rossi, make their march toward winning the 1982 FIFA World Cup Final.


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  1. ^ "17th Moscow International Film Festival (1991)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2013-03-04.

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