Dir Aljoscha Pause, 2011, Germany, 141 mins, No Age restriction, English, German w/Eng subtitles | Cast Thomas Broich | Keywords Documentary, Stardom, Life of a Footballer, Bundesliga | Courtesy of Mind Jazz Pictures | Presented by Hyundai A-League

BRISBANE | Sunday 1 November | 2pm | Palace Barracks, Brisbane | Session finished

Tom Meets Zizou: Not a Midsummer Night's Dream is the first long term documentary ever made about a German professional football player, covering a period of 8 years (2003-2011)

We start with an ambitious 22-year old midfielder Thomas Broich playing in the Bavarian province at 2nd division club Wacker Burghausen. Soon the German Junior International signs with Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach, where he shines as a rising new star and is celebrated in 2004 as “the big hope for the future” alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski.

We follow the trials and tribulations of an elite footballer to where he is today.


"A witty study of an often dim-witted industry. It contains ruptures, twists, and lessons – and a healing finale. With exceptional candor Broich exposes the clichés and hypocrisy of the Bundesliga in the film" 

Join us for an exclusive conversation with Brisbane Roar players Thomas Broich and Jerome Polenz following the screening!