List of FIFA World Cup official films

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Since 1930, FIFA has sanctioned an official documentary film for each World Cup.[1][2] Up to 2002, 35 mm film was used for the footage.[2]

List[edit]

Year Host country Title Narrator(s) Refs Notes
1954 Switzerland German Giants Emil Fersil [2]
1958 Sweden Hinein! Herbert Zimmermann
Heribert Meisel
Heinz Gottschalk
An UFA production with commentary in German.[3] The title is German for "[It's] in!", often shouted after a goal is scored.[4]
1962 Chile Viva Brazil John Fosberry
Allan Grace
[2]
1966 England Goal! Nigel Patrick The first World Cup film in colour; the 1966 television coverage was monochrome.[2][5]
1970 Mexico The World at Their Feet Patrick Allen [2][6]
1974 West Germany Heading for glory Joss Ackland [2]
1978 Argentina Copa 78 - O Poder do Futebol

Campeones

Sérgio Chapelin
Steve Hudson
Two versions of the 1978 official film exist, the first "Copa 78 - O Poder do Futebol" ("Cup '78: The Power of Football")[7] was made by Brazilian directors Maurício Sherman and Victor di Mello in 1979 but was later withdrawn by FIFA because of its controversial content.[8] The film includes an interview with Rodolfo Galimberti, one of the leaders of the Montoneros guerrilla group and also made accusations that the Argentinian competition organisation committee had deliberately hindered Brazilian chances of success by tampering with the pitch at Mar del Plata.[9] The film is available on the Internet Archive.[10]

The second film (Campeones, "Champions") was made by Worldmark Productions in 1991 and uses much of the footage shot in 1978, but omits all of the controversial interviews and commentary. This film also uses television footage of goals otherwise unrecorded by the cinematic cameras used in the original production, and also overdubs simulated crowd noise in several scenes. This version is now the only official 1978 film released by FIFA for broadcast or purchase.[2]

1982 Spain G'olé! Sean Connery [2][11] Title mixes "Goal" with the Spanish chant ¡Olé!
1986 Mexico Hero

Memorias del Mundial de Futbol Mexico '86

Michael Caine
Domingo Alvarez
[2][12] Available on YouTube[13]
1990 Italy Soccer Shoot-Out Edward Woodward [2]
1994 United States Two Billion Hearts Liev Schreiber [2][14]
1998 France La Coupe de la Gloire Sean Bean [2] Title is French for "The Cup of Glory."
2002 South Korea
Japan
Seven Games from Glory Robert Powell [2]
2006 Germany The Grand Finale Pierce Brosnan Direct-to-video release.[15]
2010 South Africa The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D
(also an official film: Match 64)
Ian Darke 64-minute Blu-ray 3D with footage from the 25 matches broadcast in 3D, plus interviews.[1][16][17][18]
2014 Brazil The Road to Maracana: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Film No narrator Available on Prime Video and YouTube.[19][20]
2018 Russia Dreams - The Official Film of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Damian Lewis Available on Amazon Prime Video and YouTube.[21]
2022 Qatar Written in the Stars

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™: A Historic World Cup

Michael Sheen
Francis Pardeilhan
Available on FIFA+.[22][23]
Captains of the World No narrator [24][25] Docuseries produced in a collaboration between FIFA+, Fulwell 73 and Netflix. Available on Netflix.[26][27][28]

FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

In addition to men's World Cup, FIFA has also produced, and published on YouTube,[29] a film about FIFA Women's World Cup, about 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[30]

Year Host country Title Narrator(s) Refs Notes
2011 Germany The Class of 2011 Available on FIFA+[31]
2015 Canada The Story of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Available on FIFA+[32]
2019 France Le moment Available on FIFA+ and on YouTube[33]
2023 Australia
New Zealand
Moments Available on FIFA+ and on YouTube[34]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA TV production at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa" (PDF). FIFA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "FIFA World Cup film collection 1930-2002" (PDF). Infront Archive Management. 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 October 2006. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
  3. ^ Hinein! at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ Hecker-Stampehl, Jan (1 January 2010). Vom alten Norden zum neuen Europa: politische Kultur im Ostseeraum : Festschrift für Bernd Henningsen. BWV Verlag. ISBN 9783830517818 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Goal! World Cup 1966 at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ The World at Their Feet at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ Copa 78 - O Poder do Futebol at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ "Panorama do Cinema - O Poder do Futebol". Panorama do Cinema. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  9. ^ "O Poder do Futebol - Filmnow". Filmnowa. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Copa 78 – O poder do futebol". Archive.org. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  11. ^ G'olé! at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
  12. ^ Hero: The Official Film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
  13. ^ 1986 FIFA World Cup | The Official Film, retrieved 28 November 2020
  14. ^ Two Billion Hearts at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
  15. ^ The Official Film of the 2006 FIFA World Cup at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
  16. ^ Lawler, Richard (18 November 2010). "The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D Blu-ray review". Engadget. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  17. ^ "FIFA and Sony to launch first ever global 3D experience" (Press release). FIFA. 8 April 2010. Archived from the original on 18 December 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  18. ^ Allen, Jason (16 November 2010). "The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D" (Press release). Sony Pictures. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  19. ^ "Road to Maracana". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  20. ^ 2014 FIFA World Cup | The Official Film, retrieved 4 May 2020
  21. ^ 2018 FIFA World Cup | The Official Film, retrieved 4 May 2020
  22. ^ 2022 FIFA World Cup | The Official Film, retrieved 25 March 2023
  23. ^ FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ | A Historic World Cup, retrieved 19 December 2023
  24. ^ "Netflix's 'Captains of the World' Trailer Relives Thrills and Heartbreak of 2022 World Cup". The Hollywood Reporter. 22 December 2023. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  25. ^ "'Captains Of The World' Docuseries Releases Official Trailer For Behind-The-Scenes Look At Quest For Football Supremacy". Deadline. 22 December 2023. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  26. ^ "Captains of the World". Netflix.com. 30 December 2023. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  27. ^ "Netflix's 'Captains Of The World' Docuseries Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of The 2022 FIFA World Cup". Yahoo! News. 26 December 2023. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  28. ^ "Captains of the World: How to watch documentary following Lionel Messi, Harry Kane & more at the 2022 World Cup". 90min.com. 30 December 2023. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  29. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 – The Official Film". YouTube.com. FIFA. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  30. ^ "#WorldCupAtHome: Mbappe magic and late drama on the agenda". FIFA.com. FIFA. 7 April 2020. Archived from the original on 9 February 2022. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  31. ^ The Class of 2011 | The Official Film of the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011, retrieved 19 July 2023
  32. ^ The Story of the FIFA Women's World Cup, retrieved 19 July 2023
  33. ^ Le Moment | The Official Film of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, retrieved 19 July 2023
  34. ^ Le Moment | The Official Film of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, retrieved 21 September 2023

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