With the record loss behind them and the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn the world's worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy.
At the side's heart is their star player Jaiyah, who is going through hormone therapy, transitioning from man to woman. Directed by Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi (‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’), and keeping true to form, he keeps proceedings as light as possible. He honed his irreverent brand of comedy on the hilarious New Zealand series ‘Flight of the Conchords’, before building up his directorial movie credits in his homeland. Waititi has now become a Hollywood A-list director.