Goal of the Dead

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Goal of the Dead
Directed byThierry Poiraud
Benjamin Rocher
Produced byRaphael Rocher
Screenplay byTristan Schulmann
Marie Garel Weiss
Quoc Dang Tran
Ismaël Sy Savané
Laetitia Trapet
StarringAlban Lenoir
Charlie Bruneau
Tiphaine Daviot
Ahmed Sylla
Alexandre Philip
Music byThomas Couzinier
Frederic Kooshmanian
CinematographyMatias Boucard
Edited byDimitri Amar
Nathalie Langlade
Stephane Elmadjian
Production
company
Capture the Flag Films
Distributed byLuminor
Release date
  • 27 February 2014 (2014-02-27) (France)[1]
Running time
120 minutes
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
Budget$4.4 million[2]

Goal of the Dead is 2014 French horror comedy directed by Thierry Poiraud and Benjamin Rocher; written by Tristan Schulmann, Marie Garel Weiss, Quoc Dang Tran, Ismaël Sy Savané, and Laetitia Trapet; and starring Alban Lenoir, Charlie Bruneau, Tiphaine Daviot, Ahmed Sylla, and Alexandre Philip as association football players and fans who must battle zombies when the entire stadium becomes infected.

Plot[edit]

When a former local star returns home to play a match, he receives a hostile welcome. One of the local players is injected with infected steroids before the match, and he goes on a violent rampage. The stadium quickly turns into a massacre, and virus spreads to both players and spectators. The few uninfected humans battle to survive against the bloodthirsty zombies.

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Release[edit]

Goal of the Dead premiered 27 February 2014 in France,[1] where it was released as two separate films. The two films were later combined for its festival screenings.[3] International theatrical release dates are expected to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in June.[4] It was scheduled to be released on home video in the UK on 7 July 2014.[5]

Reception[edit]

Jordan Mintzer of The Hollywood Reporter called it an "amusing and gory" film that suffers for its length.[3] Andrew Pollard of Starburst rated it 8/10 stars and wrote, "Despite its ludicrous-sounding plot, Goal of the Dead is a massively enjoyable movie."[6] Ben Bussey of Brutal as Hell called it "a perfectly entertaining film" that is "far longer than any light-hearted comedy horror movie really needs to be".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Duvic, Romain (2014-03-06). "Goal of the Dead : la critique du film". jeuxactu.com (in French). Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  2. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (2010-09-18). "Capture the zombie". Variety. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  3. ^ a b Mintzer, Jordan (2014-05-16). "'Goal of the Dead': Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  4. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (2014-02-11). "Berlin: 'Goal Of The Dead' Scores for Films Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  5. ^ Pattison, Louis; Mumford, Gwilym (2014-05-21). "Miley sings Moz, zombie football, and all the rest of today's pop culture as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  6. ^ Pollard, Andrew (2014-05-27). "DVD Review: GOAL OF THE DEAD". Starburst. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  7. ^ Bussey, Ben (2014-05-27). "Review: Goal of the Dead (2014)". BrutalAsHell.com. Retrieved 2014-06-23.

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