The Beautiful Game

2020 Documentary

In the Ivorian capital Abidjan, the boys are fantasizing about life as a footballer in Europe. For many of them football is a ticket to a brighter future for themselves and their families. The dream suddenly comes true for one of them when a Swedish agent takes the merely 17-year old talent to a club in Stockholm. From the moment he is scouted to his arrival in the cold North, the expectations of the young talent are enormous. Everybody, from his family to his agents and new club put their hopes into him. But can he with stand the pressure that goes hand in hand with a career in professional football?