Next Goal Wins

Taika Waititi, UK, USA 2023, 103’
Polish premiere
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Taika Waititi's comedy tells the story of the American Samoa national football team. The worst team in the world, which became famous for its spectacular defeat, losing 31-0 in the 2001 World Cup qualifiers, hires a last-chance coach (Michael Fassbender) in the hope that he will reverse its fortunes.

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Stanisław Abramik

Taika Waititi

Born in 1975 native of New Zealand, Taika Waititi is a director, screenwriter, actor, and comedian. He was nominated for an Oscar for his short film Two Cars, One Night. His second feature, Boy, was shown at the Sundance Festival and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, as was Eagle vs. Shark (2007). Waititi won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival for What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some VampiresJojo Rabbit premiered at the festival in Toronto and won Academy Award for Best adapted screenplay. 

Selected filmography

2014 Co robimy w ukryciu / What We Do in the Shadows

2016 Dzikie łowy / Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2017 Thor: Ragnarok

2019 Jojo Rabbit

2022 Thor: Miłość i grom / Thor: Love and Thunder

Cast & Crew

director Taika Waititi
screenplay Taika Waititi & Iain Morris
cinematography Lachlan Milne
editing Nicholas Monsour, Yana Gorskaya, Tom Eagles, Nat Sanders
music Michael Giacchino
cast Michael Fassbender, Oscar Kightley, Kaimana, Will Arnett, Elisabeth Moss, David Fane, Rachel House, Semu Filipo, Beulah Koale
producer Jonathan Cavendish, Garrett Basch, Taika Waititi, Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
production Searchlight Pictures, TSG Entertainment
Polish distributor Disney
language English
coloration colour
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