An Agile Films and Archer’s Mark Production
Directed by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison
“Funny, touching, heroic and utterly marvellous.”
“Possibly the best football film ever”
“A story of courage, hope and redemption that will restore your faith in the beautiful game”
Empire **** Total Film **** Little White Lies ****The Sun ****
NEXT GOAL WINS is an inspirational story about the power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life. This funny and uplifting tale is being released on DVD & VOD on 1st September.
In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet. A decade after that humiliating night, they remain rooted to the bottom of FIFA’s World rankings, having scored only twice in seventeen years. Against this backdrop of serial underachievement, the team face the daunting prospect of a qualification campaign for the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil. It would take a miracle-maker or a madman to turn the team’s fortunes around – and in maverick Dutch coach Thomas Rongen the islanders somehow find both.
A film for non-football lovers and football fans alike, NEXT GOAL WINS is a classic underdog story set amongst the beauty and tribal magic of the South Pacific. Giving a unique insight in to the Samoan way of life, the film brims with infectious personalities, not least the stunning, six-foot centre-half, Jaiyah, the world’s first professional transgender footballer, and Thomas Rongen the brash outspoken high-level coach who undergoes a remarkable epiphany.
This release comes complete with hilarious deleted scenes including “Amerika Samoa” – Learn the national Anthem as well as Blunt’s Point – Thomas Rallies the Troops. NEXT GOAL WINS will see you laugh and cry in equal measures – be sure to grab your copy now.
- “Fa’a Malosi” – Singing in Pago
- “Amerika Samoa” – Learn the National Anthem
- Directors’ Q&A on American Samoa Radio V103
- Umu – Cooking the Samoan way
- Blunt’s Point – Thomas Rallies the Troops
DVD tech specs: Cert: 15 / Total Running Time: 94 mins approx / Colour / Feature Aspect
Ratio: 16 x 9 2.40:1/ Feature Audio: 5:1 / English language / RRP: £15.99
Read our review of Next Goal Wins tomorrow…