Football Calamities

Lau Lauritzen Sr., 1919, 12 min
For rentier Back – senior football fan – it’s always coming home. Unfortunately for the domestic peace, his finicky wife doesn’t share his enthusiasm for football at all. When Mrs. Back discovers that her husband has signed up for an oldboys match, she smugly places him on house arrest. How will Mr. Back manage to sneak out and get to the game in time?

The film has German intertitles and Danish subtitles.

Between 1914 and 1919, director Lau Lauritzen Sr. made more than 200 films for Nordisk Film. Lauritzen’s speciality was short and precise comedies, which featured many of the same actors, including Frederik Buch, Oscar Stribolt, Carl Schenstrøm and more. ‘He Plays Soccer’ is a prime example of a comedy by Lau Lauritzen Sr.