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FC VENUS - WOMEN WITH BALLS

photo © Wueste Film/Britta Krehel

Paul and Anna live a happy life together in Berlin. Then Paul gets a call from his hometown Imma. His old friend Steffen, captain and co-founder with Paul of the local soccer club, Eintracht Imma 95, needs him to fulfill a promise: Paul has to come back and help out his old friends. Eintracht Imma is about to lose its standing. But Paul’s plans to move back home seriously jeopardize his relationship to Anna, who hates soccer and loves Berlin. Only a lie can get her to go back to Imma with him. For Anna, it is a step into soccer hell. Soon Paul outs himself as a soccer junkie, who only has thoughts for Eintracht Imma. And his buddies terrorize their wives and girlfriends with all the things that soccer junkies terrorize their women with: Astro Turf in the bedroom, team bed sheets and weekends at the soccer grounds. When Anna realizes that he only returned to Imma for his beloved team, she rounds up her fellow sufferers and challenges Paul and his friends to the ultimate duel: the women vs. the men, on the field. If the women win, bye bye soccer forever and Paul has to move back to Berlin with Anna. If the men win, the women have to stop complaining. Problem is though that none of the women can play soccer and their team, FC Venus, is under (wo-)manned. And the only way to become a member of FC Venus is to have had sex with one of the members of Eintracht Imma within the last year! The heat is on to get both teams up to par...


Ute Wieland was born in Grossbottwar near Stuttgart. She initially studied German Language Studies and Theater Sciences before enrolling at the Munich University of Television and Film. Her award-winning films include: Im Jahr der Schildkroete (1988), Polizeiruf 110 - Hetzjagd (TV, 1997), Wie angelt man sich seinen Chef? (TV, 1999), Morgen gehoert der Himmel mir (TV, 1999), Dich schickt der Himmel (TV, 2000), Die Mutter meines Mannes (TV, 2001), Eiskalte Freunde (TV, 2002), Italiener und andere Suessigkeiten (TV, 2003), Miss Texas (TV, 2004), FC Venus - Women with Balls (2006), Fettkiller (TV, 2007), and Cheeky Girls (Freche Maedchen, 2008).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Ute Wieland
Screenplay Jan Berger
Cinematography Peter Przybylski
Martina Matuschewski
Oliver Biehler
Thilo Mengler
Cast Anneke Kim Sarnau, Florian Lukas, Heinz Hoenig, Christian Ulmen, Nora Tschirner
Producers Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert
Production Company Wüste Film/Hamburg, in co-production with Egoli Tossell Film/Berlin, SevenPictures Film, in cooperation with SAT.1/Berlin, German Filmproduction GFP/Berlin
Length 99 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributors NFP Marketing & Distribution*, 20th Century Fox (Germany)

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