The Referee (2010 film)

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The Referee (Swedish: Rättskiparen) is a 2010 Swedish critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary film produced by Freedom From Choice AB and Sveriges Television[1] about Swedish top football referee Martin Hansson and his controversial journey to ref at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

The Referee
Directed byMattias Löw
Written byMattias Löw
Produced byMattias Löw and Valentina Santi Löw
StarringMartin Hansson, Sepp Blatter, Thierry Henry, Pelé, Arsène Wenger, Birgit Hansson, Bo Karlsson, Mikael Stahre, Janne Andersson and Erik Niva
CinematographyMattias Löw and Orvar Anklew
Edited byOrvar Anklew
Freedom From Choice AB and Sveriges Television
Distributed bySveriges Television and SVT Play
Release date
  • June 3, 2010 (2010-06-03) (Stockholm, Sweden)
Running time
29 minutes

Award-winning filmmaker Mattias Löw decided to follow the former firefighter from the village of Holmsjö in Blekinge, southern Sweden for a year that turned out to be the most dramatic in Martin Hansson's life.

The film features French football player Thierry Henry, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, Arsenal F.C. manager Arsène Wenger, former football star Pelé, Swedish Football Association, Swedish top coaches Janne Andersson and Mikael Stahre in addition to referee boss Bo Karlsson and acclaimed journalist and author Erik Niva.



  1. ^ "Rättskiparen" (in Swedish). Svensk mediedatabas. 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2015.

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