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In the Hands of the Gods

  • 2007
  • UK
  • 100 min
  • 15

This exhilarating film follows five 'football freestylers' from Britain across the Americas in their quest to shake Diego Maradona's hand. Although the pacing occasionally sacrifices the grittier, more cultured aspects of the adventure, 'In the Hands of the Gods' captures the participants' true, genuine love of the beautiful game.

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In the Hands of the Gods

6 Sep 20073 stars

Forget the ‘Brand Beckham’ circus bringing ‘soccer’ to the States. This journey of five working-class football freestylers who pitch up in New York to busk their way to their idol (the devious genius Diego Maradona, in Argentina) captures the genuine…

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