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Last Proletarians of Football

Date: Thursday 23 January 2014

Time: 7pm

Price: £7.50

Categories: films kicking and screening four four jew

Sweden 2011/ Directors: Martin Jönsson, Carl Pontus Hjorthén - Swedish with English subtitles

They were chefs and plumbers and other common workers who trained for a few hours in the evening. But they knew how to be a team. In fact, in some ways, they were born to be a team. The Last Proletarians of Football is the story of the "Swedish Model" -- the social compact devised and put in place by the Swedish government in the late 1970s -- and how Sven-Göran Eriksson’s IFK Göteborg adapted it to shake European football to the core. Beyond the thrilling victories over such soccer giants as Hamburger SV, Valencia, and Barcelona, this tale of IFK's beloved Swedish amateurs is also one about the changing face of a nation's culture, the decline of collectivistism and the end of a working-class ideal. The Last Proletarians of Football is a football movie also telling the story of how Swedish society has changed.

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Last Proletarians of Football - JME 438

£7.50