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Soccer Stories

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This anthology contains three short stories that celebrate the Chilean people and the sport that is their national obsession, soccer. The first tale "Don't Fall for That" takes place in Santiago and centers on Gonzalez, a minor-league player who is gulled into throwing a game by the promise of getting to the major leagues. When he finally figures out the truth, Gonzalez risks his life to save his team's standing. In "The Last Goal Wins," an impoverished group of boys in Northern Chile sit outside the stadium they...
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Overview

This anthology contains three short stories that celebrate the Chilean people and the sport that is their national obsession, soccer. The first tale "Don't Fall for That" takes place in Santiago and centers on Gonzalez, a minor-league player who is gulled into throwing a game by the promise of getting to the major leagues. When he finally figures out the truth, Gonzalez risks his life to save his team's standing. In "The Last Goal Wins," an impoverished group of boys in Northern Chile sit outside the stadium they cannot afford to enter and listen to a game. One of them, Pablo, has the good luck to nab a soccer ball that has accidentally been kicked out of the stadium after he wins a burping contest with the other boys. It becomes his prized possession. The next day, Pablo's mother gives him the last of her jewelry so they can have food to eat. On his way home, Pablo sees the neighborhood kids playing a long soccer game and joins in. When the match finally ends, Pablo discovers his money has been stolen, and he must make a difficult decision. The final story, " The Passion of Crowds" is the best. It concerns a college boy, Francisco, who finds himself stranded on the southern coastal island of Chiloe just as Chile's World Cup qualifying match is about to air. Desperate to find a television set, he accepts the offer of the Seron sisters, a pair of spinsters who also invite other men to their house to watch the game. Francisco has no idea that these love-starved women have an ulterior motive for their invitation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2006
  • UPC: 684457219026
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Terra
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / en español
  • Language: Spanish
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 89,958

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maria Izquierdo
Elsa Poblete
Manuel Aravena
Daniel Muñoz
Ximena Rivas
Pedro Villagra
Néstor Cantillana
Rodolfo Pulgar
Boris Quercia
Fernando Gallardo
Manuel Aguilar
Hector Avendano
Technical Credits
Andres Wood Director, Screenwriter
Rene Arcos Screenwriter
Andrea Chignoli Editor
Marcos De Aguirre Sound/Sound Designer
J. J. Harting Executive Producer
Andres Honorato Producer
Igor Jadue-Lillo Cinematographer
Miguel Miranda Score Composer
Yanko Rosenman Production Designer
Jose Miguel Tobar Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Soccer Stories
2. Cómo Esta Gonzales? [1:52]
3. El Fútbol es un Juego [2:07]
4. Grande Zamorano [1:59]
5. Don Angel [4:08]
6. Pa Onde Vai? [8:54]
7. En Qué Estai Pensando? [3:27]
8. Peñolen [3:58]
9. Estúpido Acompañalo [4:23]
10. El Estadio [2:09]
11. El Balón Se Va [2:29]
12. La Pelota es Mia [4:28]
13. Está Harlo Viejito [1:50]
14. Una Pichanguita [1:31]
15. Sin Polera [2:16]
16. Último Gol Gana [3:29]
17. El Empeño [5:29]
18. Bueno Y Qué Onda? [1:18]
19. Va a Ser Dificil [2:14]
20. Chile! [3:17]
21. Será Pecado [3:04]
22. Pasión de Multitudes [3:37]
23. Partido Decisivo [7:46]
24. Son Harto Fanático [2:52]
25. Se Va a Enfermarse [6:08]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Soccer Stories
   Pelicula
   Pelicula Subtitulada En Ingles
   Seleccion De Escenas
      Primer Tiempo - First Half
      Segundo Tiempo - Second Half
      Alargue - Overtime
   Extras
      Biografia Del Director
         Andres Wood
      Marco Historico
      Fotografias
      Premios Y Prensa
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