FIFA’s propaganda film “United Passions” predictably tanks, capping off a nightmare week

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Tim Roth is a good, fine actor. He’s been in the industry for more than 30 years, appearing in films ranging from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction to 2008’s The Incredible Hulk (the one with Ed Norton). He’s also the star of the FIFA-funded United Passions, a (likely fictional) story of how FIFA rose to power, which opened to a whopping $607 this past weekend.

Oh no! FIFA likely paid Tim Roth a lot of money to do this movie, because a) it is unclear why else Tim Roth would sully his reputation to participate in this obvious propaganda ploy and b) this movie sems terrible.

Admittedly, I’ve never seen it—only watched the trailer about six times—but holy crap.

We open with a shot that tells us the movie is a “sélection officielle” of the “festival de…

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