Goal brings you all you need to know about the film that reflects on the impact of six footballers at Manchester United
Over the years there have been a number of feature-length documentaries chronicling the exploits of football teams and players.
From the experimental Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait to the fly-on-the-wall Being: Liverpool or the thought-provoking The Two Escobars, there is a vast spectrum when it comes to style and subject matter.
A niche market certainly exists and, in 2013, the world was treated to another in genre. Goal takes a look at The Class of ’92.
What is The Class of ’92?
The Class of ’92 is a documentary film that examines the breakthrough of six young footballers – David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes – at Manchester United and the role they played in helping the club achieve success in the 1990s, including the Red Devils’ famous treble in 1999.
Directed by brothers Benjamin and Gabe Turner, the documentary incorporates interviews with the chief subjects as well as their team-mates, coaches and contemporaries, situating their story within the wider cultural and political context of the United Kingdom during their rise to prominence.
The film was released in December 2013 and, according to the popular movie database website IMDb, it had an estimated budget of $1,250,000 (£900k). The same website gives the film a rating of 8.1/10, while another well-known database, Rotten Tomatoes, rates…