The Football Factory v Green Street Hooligans

Green Street Hooligans PosterGreen Street Hooligans (Trailer) war genau wie The Football Factory in Deutschland nicht im Kino zu sehen. Beide Filme gibt es jedoch auf DVD, Green Street in Deutschland ab dem 18.10. (Leihstart als „Hooligans“).

Der Amerikaner Matt Buckner („Frodo“ Elijah Wood) fliegt zwei Monate vor seinem Journalismus-Diplom wegen falscher Drogenbesitz-Anschuldigungen in Harvard raus. Während er resigniert in London seine Schwester besucht, lernt er Pete Dunham kennen. Pete ist Chef der GSE Green Street Elite, West Ham Uniteds Hooligans. Obwohl er sie nicht ausspioniert, verschweigt Matt seinen neuen Freunden, dass er eigentlich Journalist ist…

The Football Factory PosterThe Football Factory handelt von Tommy Johnson (Danny Dyer), einem gefrusteten Endzwanziger, der die Wochenenden mit Alkohol, Drogen, Frauen und Chelsea-Fussball geniesst, bis er auf sehr subtile Art gezwungen ist, sich die Sinnfrage zu stellen.

Höhepunkt für die West Ham- und die Chelsea-Hooligans ist in beiden Filmen das Pokalspiel gegen den Londoner Rivalen Millwall, dessen Fans den übelsten Ruf von allen geniessen. Die Filme handeln jedoch nicht von Fussball, sondern von Freundschaft, Loyalität und dem Sinn des Lebens (!!).

Mir persönlich gefällt Football Factory besser, weil er insgesamt authentischer wirkt (und noch dazu einen coolen Soundtrack hat) – schauen sollte man auf jeden Fall aber beide !
Bei FF hab ich nur die Hälfte der englischen Dialoge verstanden, von den deutschen Synchronisationen kann ich aber (ohne sie zu kennen) nur abraten.

We fuckin‘ hate Millwall !

Green Street Hooligans PosterGreen Street Hooligans (Trailer) just like The Football Factory did not make it into German cinemas. Both movies are available on DVD though, Green Street starting in Germany on 18.10. (rental version, as „Hooligans“).

Matt Buckner („Frodo“ Elijah Wood) gets wrongfully expelled from Harvard just two months away from graduation, resigning and not taking actions against the charges of drug possession. In London he visits his sister and gets to know Pete Dunham. Pete leads the GSE Green Street Elite, West Ham United’s firm. Although not spying on them, he conceals his job of being a journalist from his new friends…

The Football Factory PosterThe Football Factory is about Tommy Johnson (Danny Dyer). Twenty something and disillusioned, he lives for the weekends with alcohol, drugs, women and Chelsea football, until he is in a very subtle way forced to question himself: Is it worth it ?

Climax for the West Ham- and the Chelsea-hooligans in both movies is the cup match versus London city rival Millwall, who’s fans are worst of all. The films are not about football, but about friendship, loyalty and the meaning of life (!!).

Personally, I like Football Factory better, because overall it captures the atmosphere better (having a cool soundtrack adds up to it) – but in any case, you should watch them both !
I was enjoying the English audio but only got half of FF. Without knowing them, I can still advise against the German versions.

We fuckin‘ hate Millwall !

14 comments on “The Football Factory v Green Street Hooligans

  1. Max 24. Oktober 2005 13:32

    Recht hast du!!!!!

  2. kirsty deeley 11. Januar 2006 18:50

    football factory n green street r fukin hectic man u must watch em trust!! BRAP BRAP!! lmao

  3. london lad 11. Januar 2006 23:35

    football factory and green street are the best fucking films eva it livens me up !!!!

  4. london lad 11. Januar 2006 23:37

    and the main man petey ( charlie hunnam ) is my first cuzon how fucking good is that people hahaha!!!! hooligan 4 life

  5. worsley mennes park 14. Januar 2006 21:59

    football factory rules the roost, is more factually correct and has the uniform, dress code down to a tee, plus the credibility of danny dyer as a leed role, yanks cant make a film about british football

  6. Masked Menace Aka Rich 24. Januar 2006 12:32

    green street owns that rudeboy dont gime that shit about football factory blud its crap!!! get me u nigger brap!! brap!!

  7. paki 4 life 24. Januar 2006 17:56

    green street is so sad at the end petey why! foot ball factory aint as emotional

  8. riot_mania 13. April 2006 16:47

    seriouly green street is the best film in the world its got a meaning and it has violence with a storyline its fuckin brill u cant gt better and the violence in that film is of the nut!!

  9. Steffi 12. Juni 2006 08:42

    der film is hammer geil

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