The Footballest (Los Futbolísimos)

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
11/4 SHOW IS FREE
Members:$8.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Original Title:Los Futbolísimos
Program:Cine Latino
Cine en familia
Tags:Comedy
Sports
Family Friendly
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Adventure
Release Year:2018
Runtime:103 min
Country/Region:Spain
Language:Spanish
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Film Factory Entertainment
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_nOLvbGk4g
Cast/Crew
Director:Miguel Ángel Lamata
Producer:Jose A. Sanchez
Fernando de Miguel
Mikel Lejarza
Mercedes Gamero
Cinematographer:Teo Delgado
Screenwriter:Roberto Santiago
Pablo Fernandez Vazquez
Miguel Angel Lamata
Editor:Nacho Blasco
Composer:Fernando Velazquez
Principal Cast:Julio Bohigas
Milene Mayer
Marcos Milara
Iker Castiñeira
Jorge Usón
Filmography:Una de Zombis (2003)
Isi & Disi
alto voltaje (2006)
Unresolved Sexual Tension (2010)
Our Lovers (2016)

Description

Part of Cine Latino Minneapolis St. Paul 2019 in partnership with Metropolitan State University and CLUES - Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio.

The November 4 screening at Film Space at Metro State University in St. Paul is FREE! Free taco bar at 6:00PM provided by EL BURRITO MERCADO. Reservations are recommended but not required.

Sweet and scrawny Pakete just can’t catch a break. The 11-year-old Soto Alto Soccer Club player has just become the all-time penalty kick loser, playing so badly that videos of his many, many blunders have made him a YouTube sensation, as well threatening to have his team knocked down to a lower division–and possibly having it replaced by a choir! With only three games left to prove their worth, the Club sees a ray of hope with the arrival of talented central winger Helena. But when match referees mysteriously begin passing out mid-game, only to be replaced by a ref with questionable motives, the Club quickly realizes that someone, for some reason, has stacked the deck against them. Soon Pakete and the gang, including brainy Anita, pretty boy Toni, worrywart Angustias, and babyfaced Pedro, join forces to get to the bottom of the conspiracy, uncovering a vast network of scheming, conniving adults, and learning the value of friendship and teamwork, in this fun and lively adaptation of the popular Spanish children’s book series “Los Futbolísimos” by Roberto Santiago, directed by Miguel Ángel Lamata.

Sinopsis

Pakete, enclenque y dulce, simplemente no encuentra descanso. Jugador de once años en el Club de Fútbol de Soto Alto, Pakete acaba de convertirse en el perdedor que falló un penal, jugando tan mal que videos de sus muchos errores lo han convertido en una sensación en YouTube, pero que a la vez amenazan con hacer que su equipo descienda a una división inferior de la liga - y que posiblemente sean reemplazados por un coro! Con solo tres juegos restantes para probar su valor, el Club ve un rayo de esperanza en la llegada de Helena, una talentosa mediocampista. Pero cuando los árbitros misteriosamente comienza a desmayarse en medio del juego para ser reemplazados por un referee con cuestionables motivos, el Club se da cuenta de que alguien, por alguna razón ha cargado los dados en su contra. Pronto Pakete y sus amigos, incluyendo a la cerebrito Anita, al niño lindo Toni, el siempre preocupado Angustias, y el cara de bebé Pedro, se unen para llegar al fondo de la conspiración, descubriendo una vasta red de adultos intrigantes a la vez que aprenden el valor de la amistad y del trabajo de equipo en esta divertida y animadísima adaptación de la popular serie de libros infantiles española “Los Futbolísimos”, de Roberto Santiago, dirigida por Miguel Ángel Lamata.


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