Fifteen-year-old Amadou and Moussa are two teenagers with a passion for soccer. In their free time from school and from work at the local market in Mali, the boys hone their skills and trade stories about their European idols and those Africans players who have become stars in Europe. They are spotted by a football scout, separated from their families and brought to Madrid to become stars. There they embark on a journey through Spain, Portugal and Northern Europe which will show them firsthand the shadowy world behind the beautiful game; a business which does not see in them two young kids, but two “Black Diamonds”.
Original Title: Diamantes negros
Awards and Festivals
- Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2013 – Audience Award
- Montréal World Film Festival 2013