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The 5th big screen adventure of the Wild Soccer Bunch leads our team of teen heroes into the Shadow Realm, where their most dangerous opponent ever awaits – vampires!

Leon and Vanessa have finally fallen in love, and swear eternal loyalty. But just one day later, Leon is gone. Has he deserted her, or been kidnapped? To find him, the Wild Soccer Bunch travels to the horizon and beyond, to the Shadow Realm. During the day, everything there is just rocks and dust, but at night, vampires dwell! They have lured Leon here and now eagerly await his friends.

Vanessa almost succumbs to the allure of their leader, Darkside, and must learn the vampire's secret to discover how to overcome them and win back her love. For the vampires are turned to stone in sunlight – just as Leon was turned to stone trying to escape. Only true love can bring him back to life now.

An ultimate soccer battle takes place to free him, between dark and light, good and evil. This time, the Wild Soccer Bunch isn’t fooled by vampire tricks, but trust in each other to defeat the powers of darkness and escape the Shadow Realm beyond the horizon.

Joachim Masannek was born in 1960 in Hamm and studied German, Philosophy, and Film in Munich. Since 1985, he has worked as a production designer, lighting technician, cameraman and author. After working on various animation projects, he wrote the children's book Die Wilden Fussballkerle based on the soccer team he founded in Munich. His films include: numerous short films and TV movies, all of the award-winning THE WILD SOCCER BUNCH films, both V8 films, and LITTLE MISS DOLITTLE.
Genre Fantasy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Joachim Masannek
Screenplay Joachim Masannek
Cinematography Benjamin Dernbecher
Alexander Dittner
Peter Horn Jr., Andrej Melita
Maximilian Lange, Heike Lange
Cast Sarah Kim Gries, Marlon Wessel, Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht
Producers Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton, Ewa Karlström
Production Company SamFilm
Length 107 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund, Bayerischer Bankenfonds (BBF)
German Distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany/Munich

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