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This review is from: I.D. [DVD]  (DVD)
You know a film has something special when people either love it or hate it, and this film definitely has something special. Many dissenters appear to have expected a movie about football hooliganism per se, but the hooliganism takes a back seat to the character study that is this movie.
This is a movie about a policeman trying to do his job the best way he knows how, putting himself in the line of danger. He is doing dirty work in the name of good, and it sure is dirty! The deeper he gets in this new role as football hooligan, the more his real life fades into the distance.
As the film progresses, we are confronted with the question of where the good lies. When does an undercover hooligan become just a hooligan? As his "real life" disintegrates, is it he who has disintegrated?
Don't expect this to be a documentary on football hooliganism or "a day in the life of a football hooligan". Here you will find a character study that blurs good and bad in vivid colours and leaves us feeling unsettled. It is brilliant.