Mundial. All Or Nothing

A documentary tale about sport and politics under martial law. All of Poland saw the great goals of Boniek and Smolarek during the Espana ’82 championships. For a moment, it was forgotten that the background of the sporting performance was martial law, censorship, army on the streets, prisons filled with oppositionists. The performance of the players was so successful that it was called “the most beautiful series of martial law”. The game is watched by interned activists of “Solidarity”, sport journalists and censors, cutting out all manifestations of the opposition from television broadcasts. We also get to know the performance in Spain from the perspective of the players, trying to meet not only their ambitions, but also to bear the burden of fans’ expectations and regime propaganda.

Movie Trailer – Mundial

Movie Trailer – Mundial

Year of production:
2012

Category:
Historical documentary

Director:
Michał Bielawski

Photography:
Petro Aleksowski
Tomasz Suski
Maciej Kozłowski

Co-production:
UFO, Canal +, TVP, WFDiF, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, ECS, PISF

Sponsors:
Chain of stores Biedronka