Athens International Film Festival


The Damned United

In 1974 Leeds United was on top of its game. However, the decision to replace the team’s leaving coach Don Revie with Brian Clough from Derby County caused a stir; Clough was Revie’s sworn enemy and an outspoken critic of Leed’s dodgy tactics (and indeed it is still considered Britain’s dirtiest football team.) Intent on rebuilding everything from scratch, Clough announced to his players that they should get rid of all their trophies, because none of them was won fairly. His tenure at Leeds lasted a mere 44 days. "The Damned United? explains why and sheds lights on Clough’s rivalry with Revie. Brian Clough is considered one of the greatest coaches in British football history. The script, based on the eponymous book by David Peace, is signed by Peter Morgan, the man who gave us ?Frost/Nixon?, ?The Queen? and ?The Last King of Scotalnd?. Ην. Βασίλειο / U.K. 2009 Έγχρωμο / Color 97' Αγγλικά / English Σκηνοθεσία / Director: Tom Hooper Σενάριο / Screenwriter: Peter Morgan Φωτογραφία / Cinematography: Ben Smithard Μουσική / Music: Robert Lane Μοντάζ / Editor: Melanie Oliver Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast: Michael Sheen Colm Meaney Jim Broadbent Maurice Roeves

    Publication date: 2009-09-10 12:05:02