Football as Never Before

Directed by Hellmuth Costard

Old Trafford, 12/9/70, as a middling Manchester United beat Coventry, eight 16mm cameras were trained by a German experimental filmmaker on United’s number 11: the legendary George Best. Shot, edited and framed so that hardly any other players are visible, Best’s beauty on the pitch is captured forever. In the year of his death, surely there can be no better tribute.

105 minutes


Country of origin:
East Germany

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