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Fotbal infinit
Football infini
Infinite Football
© 42 Km Film
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Corneliu Porumboiu

IMAGE

Tudor Mircea

SON

Osman Petrisor, Alexandru Dragomir

MONTAGE

Roxana Szel

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

42 KM Film

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

MK2 Distribution, MK2 Films, ADAV

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
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Quand il apprend qu'un ami d'enfance de son frère a inventé un nouveau sport en modifiant les règles du football, Corneliu Porumboiu revient le filmer dans sa ville natale. Entre utopie et résilience, l'employé de la préfecture a trouvé dans cette réinvention une planche de salut.

They talk about the beautiful game, but for Laurențiu Ginghină, it’s not enough. Football must be modified, streamlined, freed from restraints; corners are to be rounded off, players assigned to zones and subteams, norms revised. In retrospect, he first realized that the rules of football were wrong when he was tackled during a game in his youth, in the summer holidays, on another pitch now covered in snow, but in Vaslui, not Bucharest. The tackle hit so hard it fractured his fibula, a year later his tibia broke too, on New Year’s Eve 1987, he had to walk home in the snow and no one helped him. Today he’s a local bureaucrat with an uninspiring job, it’s no wonder he prefers to talk about the game, his own version of it, to Porumboiu, his friend, the director, who’s always listening, asking questions, nearly always in frame. Ginghină’s monologues are so rich you might think someone wrote them in advance, they proceed from the same old subject, but never stay in one place. All roads lead to football, but all roads lead away from it too, to land ownership issues, to orange farms in Florida, to political utopia and the traces left by life, to version 2.0, 3.1, 4.7, to infinity.

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  • Le 6 Juin 2018
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