Summer, 1954. The Soviet Union is sending its prisoners of war home. Among them is the father of quiet, football-loving 11 year old, Matthias, who lives with his mother, sister and brother in a West-German mining town. The boy has long found a surrogate father in the football player Helmut Rahn, who has 'adopted' Matthias as his mascot.
The return of the boy's father Richard casts a shadow over the once-happy family: broken by his years in captivity, Richard has trouble adapting to life in post-war Germany and alienates his family through his severity. For Richard, football is pointless, and so is the World Cup that's about to be held in Bern, Switzerland. Matthias, however, longs to be there with his idol, who's been chosen to play on the German team.
Through his passion and his fighting spirit, Matthias rekindles a love of life in his dad's heart. And so, as the final match of the World Cup begins, a little miracle of love and generosity leaps across borders to help anothe miracle occur - the victory of Helmut Rahn and the German team, the miracle of Bern.
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