Voetbal is oorlog

Hans Heijnen Long documentary - 2018 - 86 min.

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Documentary about the football family who risked it all to beat the other half of the village. It led to the drama of Achilles '29, the first amateur football club to be promoted to the 2nd pro division.

Achilles '29 from Groesbeek is one of the best Dutch amateur football clubs in recent decades. They managed to escape the local rivalry by being the first amateur club to be promoted to the second division of professional football in the Netherlands: the Jupiler League. This stirs up bad blood among the other five amateur clubs in the village. Achilles punched above their weight and they will pay for it. In the 2016-2017 season, Achilles '29, predominantly managed by the Derks family, has to bring this adventure to a successful ending, both commercially and competitively.


Director(s) Hans Heijnen
Script Hans Heijnen
Production Company
Director of Photography
Sound on Set
TV Company
Production Country