Mass hysteria ensues when a soccer match is lost due to a controversial penalty called by the ref. Kill the Referee is a brilliant comedy that veers dangerously into tragic territory for frivolous reasons. When sports fandom goes off the deep end.
During a decisive soccer match, the ref calls a penalty, with the unfortunate result that the local team loses. The furious fans hurl insults at the official from the stands, even going so far as to show up at his house to beat him up. Through this story of mass hysteria, the sardonic French filmmaker delivers a searing condemnation of the worst excesses of human stupidity. À mort l'arbitre ! flamboyantly exposes the dark side of sports and their overexcited fans. In a tale full of...
| 82 minutes | 1983
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