Sommeren ’92 (a.k.a. Summer ’92) (2015)

This dramedy told the real life rags to riches story of Denmark’s National football team’s storied rise to greatness winning the European Cup in the Summer of 1992. It’s the story of an aging, traditionalist coach stuck on fundamentals trying to gain the respect and trust of his players by letting them be themselves.  It’s about learning to lead and inspire and overcome adversity with little sprinkles of the guys’ real-life personal lives thrown in. You really become attached to the guys and want to see them win.

This Danish film was a great mix of drama/seriousness and comedy and I really liked how they mixed in the real-life game footage. All the guys were great and it really felt like you transported back to ’92 with the clothing and hairstyles. I came across this film while looking for some of Mikkel Boe Folsgaard‘s other work after being introduced to him in Netflix’s The Rain. He came across very likable with a fun spirit. I also looked up some of the real guys from that ’92 team and I think they did a pretty good job with casting and hair and makeup. If you’re okay with subtitles, this a fun little watch (aside from the one sad note)! Currently streaming on Netflix.