TOM MEETS ZIZOU – Not A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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TOM MEETS ZIZOU is the first long term documentary ever made about a German professional football player covering a period of 8 years (2003-2011).
It starts with the ambitious 22-year old midfielder Thomas Broich playing in the Bavarian province at 2nd division club „Wacker Burghausen“. Soon the German Junior International signs with Bundesliga club „Borussia Monchengladbach”, where he shines as a rising new star and is celebrated in 2004 as “the big hope for the future” alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski.


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11mm Berlin 2011
Poznan 2011
Cinefoot Rio de Janeiro 2013
Thinking Football Bilbao 2013
Joga Bonito! Wien 2014
Flutlicht Basel 2014
Football Film Festival Australia 2015

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Original titel Tom meets Zizou - Kein Sommermärchen.
Country Deutschland 2011
Duration 135 Min.
Language English
Subtitles 25.11.2011


Director Aljoscha Pause
Production Filmworks
Cast Thomas Broich, Michael Oenning, Udo Lattek, Christoph Daum

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