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Pelota De Trapo


The English-language title of this Argentine film is Ragged Football. Not unexpectedly, the story concentrates on Latin America's "football mania" ("football" meaning "soccer," of course), with emphasis on the younger fans of the sport. With only a rag football at his disposal, the impoverished juvenile hero dreams of a stellar career as a professional athlete. His dreams take the form of newsreel shots of recent football games, replete with enthusiastic, almost orgiastic crowds. Produced independently...more