Thir­teen-year-old soccer talent Pablo is followed for a whole year, in which top-class clubs fight for him and things are not going well at school.
Pablo is thir­teen, follows general secondary educa­tion and plays for DWS, the Amsterdam soccer club where people like Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullit started their career. Just like all soccer-playing boys in his peer group, Pablo dreams of playing for Barça. His coach is convinced of his talent and predicts a great future for him. Film­maker Jack Janssen follows the boy for a whole year. A year in which he is told he can go to Ajax, PSV or Feyenoord. Janssen shows Pablo on the pitch, where he effort­lessly defeats his oppo­nents; with his family, where his father showers him with well-intended but occa­sion­ally incon­sis­tent advice; and at school, where things run less smoothly. The film also provides a glimpse of the world of profes­sional soccer, where a contin­uous and ever tougher fight for young talents is fought.

Title: De prijs van de hemel
Year: 2012
Duration : 1 hour
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2012

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