La Gran final

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La Gran final
La Gran final 2006.jpg
Directed by Gerardo Olivares
Produced by Wanda Films, Greenlight Media AG
Screenplay by Chema Rodríguez
Starring Zeinolda Igiza, Shag Humar Khan, Abu Aldanish, Kenshleg Alen Khan, Boshai Dalai Khan
Music by Martín Meissonnier
Cinematography Gerardo Olivares, Guy Gonçalves
Edited by Rori Sainz de Rozas, Raquel Torres
Release date
Running time
88 minutes
Country Germany

La Gran final (English: The Great Match) is a 2006 film directed by Gerardo Olivares.[1]


How is it possible that children living in the remotest part of the Mongolian steppes know who Ronaldo is? This film tells the adventurous story of three heroes, none of whom have ever met, but who nevertheless have two things in common: firstly, they all live in the farthest-flung corners of the planet and, secondly, they are all three determined to see on TV the final in Japan of the 2002 World Cup between Germany and Brazil. The protagonists in this 'global' comedy are: a family of Kazakh nomads from Mongolia, a camel caravan of Tuaregs in the Sahara, and a group of Indians in the Amazon. They all live about 500 kilometres away from the next town – and the next television – making their task a particularly daunting one. Nevertheless, these inventive people possess the resourcefulness and the willpower to achieve their goal.[2][3][4]


La Gran final was screened at the African Film Festival of Cordoba.[5] It won several international awards and was selected to participate, among others, in the Berlin International Film Festival. The film was an official selection at the Copenhagen International Film Festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, the World Cinema Festival, Cape Town and the Desert Nights Filmfest, Rome. It was nominated for Best Film at the Málaga Spanish Film Festival.[6]


  1. ^ "La gran final". Independent Film Festival. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "11 Best Soccer Movies (Part One)". Sound on Sight. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Pérez, F. J. (22 March 2006). "Gerardo Olivares presenta en Málaga 'La gran final', un filme sobre fútbol". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Bartholomew, Ian (8 May 2009). "FILM REVIEW: Bringing the world together". Taipei Times. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "La Gran final". FCAT. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  6. ^ "THE GREAT MATCH – DIR. GERARDO OLIVARES" (PDF). Film Movement. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 

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