Mexico City. 2 squads us and them playing 51 min 1:0
Selected event for this film was a goal called “A Hand of God”, scored by D.A. Maradona in FIFA World Championship in 1986. That was the first game played between England and Argenti- na after the Falkland War. In the 51st minute, Maradona scores us- ing his hand, the judge oversaw it and it was 1:0 for Argentina. That goal contains all I am interested in football and in the way in which it reflects social and political relations.
In this work I was interested in movement and the way camera re- cords moving. How to record it with 16 mm camera or with vid- eo camera and how is it translatable into the animation. How to position the body in the “frozen image” and get the movement.
I tried the similar situation with the body. My own voice, fe- male voice, I have tried to train, in order to be able to repro- duce the specific intonation of the commentator to the match.
I was trying to find the border between the suspense and a real enthusiasm the commentator experiences and the technique of using the voice. I was interested in a way the voice creates confidence and if there is at all a possibility that a female voice wins the confidence in this situation.
The same procedure I did with the body. Each player was filmed frame by frame, all 1500 frames. Actors were asked to put their body in the same position as the running player from the original shot from 1986.
film by: ana hušman
director of photography: ivan slipčević
editor: iva kraljević
producer: ana hušman
sound recording: ana hušman i iva kraljević
sound mastering: tomislav domes
animation: stjepan milas, martin mrzljak
speech coach: anita tripalo
speech consultant: željko vela
featuring: Vid Benišek, Nenad Borovčak, Krešimir Ćuk, Tomislav Domes, Alex Edwards, Damir Kokotović, Bojan Mandić, Ivan Marušić Klif, Martin Mrzljak, Stjepan Milas, Ivan Ramljak, Nenad Romić Marcell, Marko Rukavina, Nebojša Slijepčević, Luka Smetiško, Zoran Stepić, Marko Škobalj, Tomislav Šoban
styling: Snježana Topalušić
costume designer: Maja Krišković
costume maker: Vesna Mohr
shot on locations: NK Blato, Zagreb, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City Studio: Bunika produkcija, Zagreb
Production: STUDIO PANGOLIN, 2011.
This film is licensed under the Creative Common attribution – share alike 3.0 Hrvatska
the film is supported by: City of Zagreb, Croatian Audiovisual Centre