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THE SECOND GAME

Al doilea joc

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Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu
Romania, 2014
Documentary, History, Sport
      Romanian
      English

Synopsis

A deceptively simple set-up: the director and his father watch a 1988 football match which the father refereed, their commentary accompanying the original television images in real time.

Our take

Corneliu Porumboiu’s minimalist doc might feel as simple as chatting during a match, yet he creates a super-charged situation where audiences come to dissect the hidden meaning lurking behind the images. A captivating look at Romanian history, father-son relationships, and football.

Synopsis

A deceptively simple set-up: the director and his father watch a 1988 football match which the father refereed, their commentary accompanying the original television images in real time.

Trailer
The Second GameDirected byCorneliu Porumboiu
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
2014
Transilvania International Film Festival
2014 | Winner: Best Romanian Feature Film

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