It´s been a grand day
for all of us…
Last Saturday, February 19th, Kick Off – hell bent
for 90 minutes has finally had its longed-for première
in the ELEVEN hometown Graz. There were two shows in the “Filmzentrum
Rechbauer” cinema, one at 2 p.m. and one at midnight,
both of which were filled with the ELEVEN team, relatives,
friends and fans. The atmosphere was great!
Certainly, the film has exceeded all our expectations. Not
only has the team caught the atmosphere of the Euro 2004,
also many corresponding aspects have been examined in a very
entertaining way: Old rivalries are uncovered, opinions that
no one has asked for as yet are presented, many different
attitudes are given equal importance and are merged into an
interesting documentary. Thus, the viewers realized that,
apart from the big championship there was much more going
on last July in Portugal.
That the film was a great success could be seen not only by
the reactions of the viewers during the show. Although the
second show was rather late in the evening people were watching
with great interest and attention. After the show everybody
wanted to shake Roland’s hand, as he is the mastermind
of the project. He produced, directed, photographed and edited
Afterwards we all went to the restaurant Malaga, where we
were served fingerfood and, of course, port. It was an atmospheric
ending of the evening and on behalf of everybody who was there
I would like to thank the ELEVEN team, especially Roland and
Martin, for the invitation!
Another success was the music of the film. Heinz and Tankred,
the main musicians, have managed to produce a very lively
soundtrack that perfectly fits the film. By the way, the soundtrack
will be available soon, too.
To sum up, the evening was a great success for ELEVEN. Still,
it is to be mentioned that ELEVEN is still looking for sponsors,
especially as they would like to show the film in the cinema
for at least two weeks.
So far, thanx to everybody who supported the project and
keep your eyes open for what´s coming up next!
© by Elisabeth Henning