With the final of the World Cup imminent, Fikri Jermadi takes a look at a film that’s not about it at all.
‘The Other Final’ is one of the best football films I’ve ever seen.
That is a claim made with the firm acknowledgement that I have not seen every football related film ever made in the history of mankind. There’s a number of very strong candidates out there, including those I’ve yet to review for this site in this fashion. Nevertheless, bear in mind that I am a very big football fan; though I support primarily Malaysia and Manchester United (my conduit into this wonderful game), I am equally intrigued by regional football in South East Asia, how the war have affected the game in war-torn zones, and Slovakian football in the mid-90s (the subject of my next football article). It is safe to say that I am very keen on the sport, and have devoured a lot of texts and material produced in relation to the game.
With that in mind, let me repeat the first sentence: ‘The Other Final’ is one of the best football films I’ve ever seen. Read the rest of this entry »