Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

World Cup Movie Shoot Out.

It has been  reported that the Algerian team were encouraged to watch Gillo Pontecorvo’s untouchable Battle of Algiers before taking the field against the hapless English. That film would seem more appropriate for the prelude to a game against the …

Sun, Jun 20, 2010, 22:24

   

It has been  reported that the Algerian team were encouraged to watch Gillo Pontecorvo’s untouchable Battle of Algiers before taking the field against the hapless English. That film would seem more appropriate for the prelude to a game against the French, but it still appeared to inspire the North Africans to a spirited (if boring) draw. The story inspired Screenwriter to consider a tie between films representing the next match on the schedule. Heck, there’s nothing on in the cinema. What else do we have to do?

A COMEDIA DE DEUS (1995) for Portugal vs PULGASARI (1985) for North Korea.

Grrrrr!

Who will win? The subtle surreal comedy from João César Monteiro or the North Korean version of Godzilla made under instructions by Kim Il Jong himself? Are you kidding? The supreme leader actually kidnapped director Shin Sang-ok from South Korea and forced him to make the film at gunpoint. We’re not going to risk getting him angry.

NORTH KOREA WIN 4-0

We really should continue this conceit. But you try and find films to represent Honduras and Switzerland. Life is too short.

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