19 August 2020 | kosmasp
Fußball Gott (no offense to any other Gods)
Now there are other clubs and players that have been called "Fußball God", which would be the God of Football (or soccer I reckon if you are American). Schweinsteiger more than deserves that name and this documentary is a showcase of why that is. From the start and hardships (and many mistakes, you know as young people do), through the humble first steps (although one might argue Basti wasn't that humble to begin with) up to the giving it all to win as much as possible.
Now if you are a fan of his main club Bayern Munich, you will get even more out of this. But even if you are not their biggest fan there is much fun to be had here. But also a lot of sadness. Because sometimes to win big, you have to lose it all first. And Schweini has lost quite a few things throughout his career. But he also won a lot ... and as he can't stop saying: It is all about memories. And you believe him when he's saying certain things: you believe that he is a fan, that he loves the game. And that he is not made for accepting loss. And yet he can maintain a youthfulness to him.
The interviews with teammates, his wife, his friends are all showing and assmebling a picture of who he is. There could be more who would be able to speak (the absence of Phillip Lahm seems odd for example), but there is only so much time in the movie that can be spend with any of the interviewees ... so it is what it is. And it is amazing! I had quite a few moments that got to me emotionally - not sure it'll be the same for many or at the same moments, but the way this is edited, really adds up to that. One of the best documentaries concerning an athlete (in football, because obviously Michael Jordan is Goat and above all else)