The Galway Film Fleadh | 8th – 13th July 2014
Academy Awards Arts Council

Galway Film Fleadh 2011 Programme

Feature Documentary | Director: Frank Marten Pfeiffer, Rouven Rech | Germany | 2010

Life is Not a Home Game

Life is Not a Home Game

A documentary about money, tradition and the love of football that not only delves into the social milieu of the small soccer club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim but takes a humorous look at the way it stormed Germany’s top football division, the Bundesliga. A little village with only 3,000 inhabitants, in 2000 Hoffenheim was a fifth division side, but the club made a remarkable advance to the Bundesliga in 2008. But was the unstoppable rise of Hoffenheim a modern fairytale or just a result of slick business strategy? Directors Frank Marten Pfeiffer and Rouven Rech have made a film that explores both the tough mores and behind-the-scenes problems of a million euro business as well as the happy family atmosphere of Hoffenheim’s local supporter’s club.

Running Time 91 mins | Colour | HD-Cam

Producer Jochen Laube

Script Frank Marten Pfeiffer, Rouven Rech

Production Sommerhaus Filmproduktionen

Print Source Filmverleih 2001


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