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“Yeeeees! Great dribbling from Leon, there, right across the pitch! He’s going to shoot! But no! He’s sold the defender the dummy! But what’s this? It’s little Raban coming down the left wing! He’s taken the ball! He’s heading for the goal! He shoots and … GOAL! GOAL! That’s it! And THEEEEERE’S the final whistle!”

Clear the pitch! Lock up the referee! The most daring team of junior soccer players to take to the hallowed green turf, The Wild Soccer Bunch, is back!

This time they not only have to defend the trophy of trophies, the Teufelstopf, and their command of the town against the dreaded skater gang, the Flammenmuetzen, but also - shock, horror, gasp - fight for Vanessa (a girl of all things!) who’s fallen in love with their leader!

The motto still applies: ‘If you want to be cool, you got to be wild’.

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 Adventure, Sports
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Director Joachim Masannek
Screenplay Joachim Masannek
Cinematography Sonja Rom
Dunja Campregher
Andrej Melita, Peter Horn Jr.
Winfried Hennig
Cast Uwe Ochsenknecht, Sarah Kim Gries, Raban Bieling, Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht, Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht, Tim Wilde
Producers Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton, Ewa Karlström
Production Company SamFilm
Length 94 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Giffoni 2005
Awards KIDZ Golden Gryphon Giffoni 2005
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Bayerischer BankenFonds, MEDIA
German Distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany/Munich

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