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The football boys

Synopsis

The talent scouts for Boca Juniors football team tour the lesser-known clubs and football fields to discover the future stars of Argentine football. The film depicts the year long task of this experienced and peculiar team of recruiters who, with a sharp eye and street smarts, try out over 40 000 boys, looking for the dribblers, the daring, those who stand out from the crowd.


Director's bio

Born in Río Negro, he studied Image and Sound at UBA. His first documentary film, "Retiro Shelter" (2009) participated in more than 30 festivals, including Mar del Plata (Best National Film), IDFA and Cinéma du Réel. Later, he made “The Football Boys” (2015) and “Pool Sweeper” (2017). His last film, “The visit” (2019) was shown at BAFICI and Biarritz Latin Film Festival.

Ficha técnica

  • Year: 2015
  • Direction: Jorge Leandro Colás
  • Production Companies: Salamanca Cine
  • Producers: Carolina M. Fernández y Jorge Leandro Colás
  • Length: 76'
  • Cast: Horacio García, Norberto Madurga, Hugo Perotti, Ramón Maddoni, Diego Mazzilli
  • Script: Jorge Leandro Colás
  • DoP: Martín Larrea
  • Editing: Karina Expósito
  • Sound Design: Carlos Olmedo y María Noel Romero

Premiere

Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (2015)