| Drama, Sport
A young boy from a working class family in post-war Germany struggles with his estranged father returning from war captivity, while a friend of his plays for the German National Soccer Team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.
Director Sönke Wortmann played football himself in the second football-league in germany for SpVgg Erkenschwick and Westfalia Herne.
In one training scene, we see a scoreboard mounted on a standard 20ft-container. But standard 20ft-containers were not available in 1954.
At the very end of the closing credits one can hear the original radio reporter signing off from the stadium in Bern.
German, Swiss German