FIFA's $27 Million World Cup Film Fails to Inspire

Switzerland became only the seventh country to screen "United Passions" since its world premiere at Cannes in May, according to Rentrak, which monitors screenings and earnings in 70 countries.

updated: October 07, 2014 10:25 IST
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Representational image only: United Passions tells FIFA's historical story but has failed to gather interest.

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Zurich: Funded with $27 million of FIFA money, the movie "United Passions" is acquiring almost mythical status in football circles.

Mythical in the sense that the film, which was shown at the Zurich Film Festival on Sunday, has not been seen by many, and its relationship to documentary truth about FIFA's troubled recent history is loose.

In industry circles, "United Passions" would easily be defined as a box office flop — even with star power from Gerard Depardieu, Sam Neill and Tim Roth.

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