Cinema | ‘Die besten Frauen,’ the best women (w/ video)

The urban life of Shanghai supplies part of the mise-en-scéne, with star goalkeeper Nadine Angerer learning that the country “is not only rice fields.” Angerer’s rivalry with and ultimate displacement of stalwart Silke Rottenberg helps create dramaturgy, according to Becker, as do samplings of cross-cultural gamesmanship: the pre-game fervor of Argentina in the first match and Brazil in the last.

In the end, Germany cruised through the six matches without allowing a goal. The biggest challenge may have come from one of the refereeing crews, who cautioned the German players on the length of their fingernails. Frantic manicures ensued.

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