FIFA Spent $30 Million On A Movie To Make The Execs Look Like Heroes


In case the corruption arrests and dog and pony show presidential election weren't enough, this latest bit of FIFA news is sure to make you shake your head in disbelief.

This Friday, the movie “United Passions” will make its US debut. What's it about, you ask?

Well, this drama, which is almost entirely funded by FIFA, is about the heroic FIFA executives who oversaw the creation of soccer's global governing body from the idea stage to the corrupt megacorp.

Basically, it's two hours of Tim Roth, running around as Sepp Blatter, receiving endless pats on the back.

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Speaking with The New York Times, the film's director, Frédéric Auburtin, said,

I'll leave you with this tidbit from IMDb:

Wholly honest and deeply ethical? That sounds about right.

Citations: FIFA Film: An Epic Fantasy (The New York Times)