As they do all over Africa, boys in Abidjan, capital of Côte d’Ivoire, fantasise about playing football in Europe, which promises a better future for themselves and their families. The dream comes true for Odilon Kossounou, just 17, when a Swedish agent arrives and takes him to a club in Stockholm. From the moment he is scouted, to his arrival in the cold North, expectations are enormous; family, agents and club put their hopes in him. By no means a film that is purely for football fans, this topical documentary gives us an insight into elite sport, while exploring themes of globalisation, integration and human connectedness.
Swedish, English, French