Africa United

Ólaf de Fleur Jóhannesson

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DIRECTOR Ólaf de Fleur Jóhannesson
PRODUCER Eva Maria Funch, Ragnar Santos, Ólafur Jóhannesson, Benedikt Jóhannesson
DOP Ragnar Santos, Benedikt Jóhannesson, Kristján Ottó Hreiðarsson
SCRIPT Ólaf de Fleur Jóhannesson
MUSIC Barði Jóhannsson, Jóhann Hjörleifsson, Kjartan Hákonarson
EDITOR Ólafur Jóhannesson, Benedikt Jóhannesson
CO-PRODUCER Sverrir Hreiðarsson, Barbara Tolevska, Flemming Grenz, Gunter Hanfgarn
RELEASE 2005
LENGTH 80
GENRE Documentary
CAST Zico

Synopsis

Zico came to Iceland from Marocco to seek his fortune. After ten years Zico becomes bankrupt, meaning he can't work anymore. Left desperate and depressed Zico decides to bring life to his amateur team called Africa United and take them into the semi-professional 3rd division. He calls upon immigrants all-over Iceland, players from Marocco, Nigeria, Columbia, Serbia, Kosovo, Gambia and Guinea to help realize his vision.

Director

Olaf de Fleur studied physics in Reykjavik, graduating in 1995. Since then he has participated in numerous film projects, including both feature and documentary films. After working for two years for a production company, focusing primarily on TV documentaries, he founded the independent production company Poppoli Pictures. Headed by Johannesson as director and producer, the team created Blindsker that won the "Best Documentary" in the Icelandic Film Awards 2004 and Africa United that won the same prize in 2005.

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Edda Awards, 2005 - Documentary of the Year, Nomination for The Director of the Year and the Script of the Year
 

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