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Broadcasting date: 7-6-2004
Title : THE DEATH MATCH
Subject : FOOTBALL AND POLITICS

 

The Death Match, that received the Euro-Cominius award (European award for historic documentaries) in June 2002, tells the story of Ukrainian football team "Start", that became a national symbol of resistance to the Germans by defeating German Nazi teams one by one during a football tournament organised by the German command.

 

In this documentary, filmed in the Ukraine and GermanyStelios Kouloglou speaks with historians, spectators and veteran footballers, as well as relatives of the "Start" players. The documentary presents rare archival footage of occupied Kiev and images of a football match between Jewish prisoners and Nazi guardsmen at a concetration camp...

 

 

 

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