THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW PEP GUARDIOLA’S BARCELONA REDEFINED MODERN FOOTBALL
DIRECTED BY DUNCAN MCMATH
PRODUCED BY ZOOM SPORT
Take an uncharted step into the dressing room of the most iconic and successful football team the world has ever seen when TAKE THE BALL, PASS THE BALL is arrives in OurScreen cinemas from 9 November arrives on DVD and Digital Download on 12 November.
14 Trophies. 4 Seasons. One Incredible Era.
TAKE THE BALL, PASS THE BALL is the definitive story of the greatest football team ever assembled. For four explosive years Pep Guardiola’s Barça began to redefine modern football. In this exclusive, first-hand account of events between 2008 and 2012, the players themselves reveal the tension of the bitter Guardiola-Mourinho rivalry, the importance of Johan Cruyff’s vision and blueprint for success, the emotion of Abidal’s fight back from cancer to lift the European Cup and how Messi, the best footballer the world’s ever seen, was almost rejected by Barça as a 13-year-old.
Inspired by the book Barça: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World by Graham Hunter, TAKE THE BALL, PASS THE BALL features exclusive interviews with Barça’s stellar cast of current and ex-players, including Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Thierry Henry, Dani Alves, Gerard Piqué, Éric Abidal, Víctor Valdés, Carles Puyol, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Javier Mascherano, Sergio Busquets and Samuel Eto’o, plus a rare, exclusive, contribution from Pep Guardiola himself.
No stone is left unturned as the players explain the team’s unique tactics, the roller-coaster experience of life under Guardiola and relive the unrivalled success they enjoyed as part of the greatest team in the world. A footballing story like no other, TAKE THE BALL, PASS THE BALL is a must own for any lover of the beautiful game, for Pep’s Barcelona was the beautiful game at its purest.
DVD and Digital Download November 12