Germany – Champion in Hearts

It is the imaginative counterpoint to Sönke Wortmann's "Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen". In "Germany – Champion in Heart" the stars are not the stars: the fans are. Because it wasn't only the footballers who made the World Cup such an unforgettable party event - and it was also the football supporters on the streets.

For four weeks the film crew accompanied fans from home and abroad at a World Cup which went down in history as the biggest party for all time. The documentary which results is a highly emotional film which captures hopes, joys and delights but also misery and absolute grief. The fans allow the camera an intimate insight into their football souls, coming up with astonishingly perspectives on the competition itself and the host nation.

Length 1 x 45'
Year 2006
Genre Documentary
Format 16:9 HDTV
Director Sebastian Dehnhardt, Manfred Oldenburg
Boadcast ZDF