RAIDERS OF THE LOST GAME

by Serge Steyer
2022 – 52 minutes – France

They are fourteen, as many women as men, young and less young, to have answered the call of Massimo Furlan, a Swiss-Italian director who came to take them on a strange adventure: to replay the semi-final of the 1982 Football World Cup, a legendary match between France and West Germany.
Raiders of the Lost Game recounts the journey of this motley group through a half-theatrical, half-sporting experience, the culmination of which is a show given at the Stade Rennais which will serve as the Pizjuán stadium in Seville, trodden by Platini, Rocheteau, Giresse, Trésor, Battiston… in front of a crowd of supporters transported forty years back to relive the heroic defeat of France commented on by Thierry Roland and Jean-Michel Larqué.

A Les Films de la pluie, Ana Films coproduction
Presales France Télévisions (L'Heure D & France 3 Bretagne), Les Chaines locales de Bretagne (Tébéo, Tébésud & TVR)
With the participation of le CNC, with the support of la Région Grand Est and Strasbourg Eurométropole in partnership with le CNC, of la Région Bretagne, of la PROCIREP – Société des producteurs, and l'ANGOA

In partnership with Les Tombées de la nuit & le CREA Université Rennes 2

Directed by Serge Steyer
Written by Serge Steyer & Stéphane Manchematin
Image : Serge Steyer, Guillaume Kozakiewiez, Hervé-Jacques Passard, Fabrice Richard
Sound : Pierre-Albert Vivet, Mathieu Lefort, Patrick Rocher
Shooting & postproduction assistant : Kilian Jarno
Editing : Cédric Jouan
Color grading : Gautier Gumpper
Sound editing & Sound mix : Lionel Thiriet
Original music : Catherine Fender

photo copyright ©Marie Chardonnet

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