Centrul Astra Film



Astra Film Festival


Claudiu Mitcu | Romania | 2009 | 65'


How do seven young men, former street children in Romanian get to see the Pacific? On December 1st, 2008, a national team from Romania participates for the first time in the Homeless World Cup, in Melbourne, Australia. The film focuses on the members of the team, from selection to the end of the championship. The young men come from Timisoara and Arad, ran away from home and living now in derelict houses, or working and paying rent after having passed through orphanages or prisons. After being defeated by many teams, the young Romanians manage to beat the USA team. They are happy. They are all considering staying and never returning "home". It is well here, nice weather and people are kind. "In case I never return, a kiss for you all", cautiously says one of them. But after having photos taken of them on the beach with pretty girls next to them and the ocean behind, the seven return to Romanian to go on with their lives.