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Inside a soccer fan

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Geneviève is a banker, Régis is a priest, the others are a hotel desk clerk, a welfare recipient, a pensioner, a senior executive, and they all have one thing in common: a passion for soccer. To such dedicated Olympique Lyonnais (OL) supporters, for better or worse, soccer supporting has long been more than a hobby: it has become an act of faith, an identity claim, and a philosophy of life. This documentary explores the behind-the-scenes of supporterism, following six protagonists through the excitement of a game, from the days and hours preceding the match to those that followed. This immersion into a parallel world reveals some aspects of our society, in particular our relation to the group, the meaning of that passion, and also its limits.


16/9, 52min, color, HD / 2009
Production company: cocottesminute productions
In coproduction with France 3 Rhône Alpes Auvergne
Broadcasters: France 3 & Planète
With support of: Région Rhône-Alpes et du CNC
Photography: Guillaume GENETET, Bruno LAPIERRE, Marc de LANGENHAGEN, Adrien RIVOLLIER
Sound: Christophe FOULON, Loïc ALEXANDRE, Thierry PARET
Montage: Frédéric GRAMOND
Line Producer: Jérôme DUC-MAUGÉ / Executive producer: Clara VUILLERMOZ

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