12  programs found [.xls]
  • PURE MUSCLE

    What if bodybuilding was not just a simple sporting and aesthetic discipline? What if the practice was actually conforming to the social pressures of our neoliberal society, by celebrating and encouraging the constant surpassin...

    LIFESTYLE New
    • Series (10 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      JUZA (CAMILLE), MOMCILOVIC (JEROME)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, Haut et Court

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    What if bodybuilding was not just a simple sporting and aesthetic discipline? What if the practice was actually conforming to the social pressures of our neoliberal society, by celebrating and encouraging the constant surpassing of oneself?

    With the help of illustrious weight trainers and experts, All Brawn offers a fascinating look into the history and culture of this art of performance. Gain insight into this mass phenomenon, a metaphor for the obsession with control and cost-efficiency.

  • INSIDE CHAMPIONS' MIND

    With the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 approaching, with athletes, mental trainers, but also researchers and scientists, we are going to immerse ourselves in the champions’ minds.    

    LIFESTYLE New
    • Director(s):

      CAUCHARD (JEAN-YVES)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, KINO Presse

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2021

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    With the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 approaching, with athletes, mental trainers, but also researchers and scientists, we are going to immerse ourselves in the champions’ minds.
     
     

    What is an athlete's mind? How does it work? What are the new methods to improve one' s mental state and to be competitive?
    Through a review of the great stories of sport since the 80s until today, through the prism of the mind, our investigation will explain how these new performance methods through the prism of the mind, our investigation will explain how these new performance methods, by filming mental trainers and athletes in training and on the field and by following them in their mental training on the eve of the Olympic Games.

  • MUHAMMAD ALI THE GREATEST - 2020 RESTORED VERSION

    Who was Ali ? This first and only real portrait, contrary to recent stock shot montages, brings a powerful, often hilarious, and always entertaining answer.

    LIFESTYLE New
    • Director(s):

      KLEIN (WILLIAM)

    • Producer(s):

      FILMS PARIS NEW YORK, PRODUCTIONS PARIS NEW YORK, DELPIRE ADVICO

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      1974

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, CINEMA

    Who was Ali ? This first and only real portrait, contrary to recent stock shot montages, brings a powerful, often hilarious, and always entertaining answer.

    In 1964, Cassius Clay becomes heavy-weight champion of the world and declares his name is Muhammad Ali. A date in sports history and a turning point in black awareness.

    It was a searing look into boxing, into the Southern power structure, inside the Black Muslims. Muhammad Ali explodes on the scene constantly catching America off guard, the first black champion to declare himself free. Eventually, it cost him his title, 3 years enforced retirement, and many millions of dollars.

    Muhammad Ali, an aging 32 year-old, who no longer Floats-like-a-Butterfly-and-Stings-like-a-Bee, no longer a revolutionary figure but nostalgia, wants his title back, or, at least, one last big pay check and he shall fight the terrifying Foreman.
    And at all odds, this is the end of the most extraordinary sports career of all time.
    October 31, 5:30am, Kinshasa, Zaïre. Ali stands triumphant over Foreman, bewildered and K.O How did Ali, underdog, ex-martyr, become once again an all-time hero, champion and legend ?

  • FOOTBALL REBELS

    When football becomes a citizen sport! At a time when business seems to be corrupting our relationship with sport, the indomitable Eric Cantona shows us footballers who've managed to resist.

    LIFESTYLE
    • Series (2 Seasons | 10 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      PEREZ (GILLES), ROF (GILLES)

    • Producer(s):

      13 PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      German, English, Spanish, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    When football becomes a citizen sport! At a time when business seems to be corrupting our relationship with sport, the indomitable Eric Cantona shows us footballers who've managed to resist.

    Their names are Mekloufi, Sócrates, Pasic, Caszely, Drogba, Tamburrini, Thaljieh, Afonsinho, Navazo or Lucarelli. 10 players who took part in disputes or fought back against the spheres of power, becoming figureheads of resistance or rebellion, well beyond their sole sporting achievements.

    A documentary series / manifesto that reasserts the values of sport among citizens, via 10 stories that are dear to Eric Cantona.
     
    All episodes available in English

  • ZIDANE'S DREAM TEAM

    "Zidane's Dream Team" is the story of a small group of friends, very dear to one of the world's greatest footballers.

    LIFESTYLE
    • Director(s):

      LETZGUS (René)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, STAR PRODUCTION

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2007

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD

    "Zidane's Dream Team" is the story of a small group of friends, very dear to one of the world's greatest footballers.

    The film aims to show that despite a shared desire to become professional footballers, the different lives these eleven friends have led have meant they have not all shared such a happy fate. But fate is not due to luck alone - their different hopes and motivations at different times in their lives must also be taken into consideration, as well as the chance factor.

    Be that as it may, the film shows that despite personal circumstances, fate and some very different career paths, the passion for football and friendship have lasted intact.

  • MARADONA, THE GOLDEN KID

    Born on October 30, 1960 in the poor slums in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Diego Maradona grew up with soccer, a sport which proved to be tailor made for him.

    LIFESTYLE
    • Director(s):

      ROSE (JEAN CHRISTOPHE)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, 13 PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2006

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    Born on October 30, 1960 in the poor slums in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Diego Maradona grew up with soccer, a sport which proved to be tailor made for him.

    Maradona is a star. His life has been interspersed with childhood poverty, the bright lights of stadiums and podiums, dubious involvements with the sports mafia, drugs and politics, a tumultuous love life, subsequent attempts to merchandise Maradona, and plenty of money.
    Nicknamed "El pibe de oro" (the golden boy), Maradona started his career in Argentina and, along with the national youth team, won the World Champion title in 1979. Then the young prodigy played in Spain for two seasons, before joining Naples in 1984, where he became an idol. At the same time, he led Argentina to triumph in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. It was during this World Cup that he scored one of the most beautiful goals in the history of football.
    After failing a dope test in 1991 he was banned from the football fields. On October 30, 1997, at the age of 37, he retired from football. However, the slightest doings on his part still make world headlines.
    This film recalls the beauty of Maradona's style and is a celebration of the man named Player of the Century by the FIFA.

  • THE KING OF MONT VENTOUX

    2016: the Tour de France is back to Mont Ventoux!

    LIFESTYLE
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE DEUTSCHLAND TV GMBH, SEPPIA

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except Africa).

    • Production year:

      2013

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    2016: the Tour de France is back to Mont Ventoux!

    At the top of the Mont Ventoux hangs a huge poster with the names of all the cyclists that won a Tour de France stage on the top of this "Giant of Provence". Which one of these winners would be the greatest climber of them all?
    The documentary feature The King of Mont Ventoux puts 5 cycling heroes against each other in an unprecedented Virtual Race beyond the bounds of time. Starting the archive footage of these 5 races together at the foot of the giant, they battle it out in this Virtual Race over the 21-km ascent along a winding forest road to the lunar-like summit of the 'Bald Mountain'; a gruelling one-hour test of endurance and strength. The first to reach the summit is crowned King of Mont Ventoux

  • THE HORSEWOMEN AND THE CENTAUR

    The Equestrian Arts Academy, a fascinating cradle of creation and learning founded by Bartabas in the Royal Stables of the Chateau de Versailles, is celebrating its 10th birthday. This beautiful film takes a look behind its sce...

    LIFESTYLE
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, TEMPS NOIR

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2013

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The Equestrian Arts Academy, a fascinating cradle of creation and learning founded by Bartabas in the Royal Stables of the Chateau de Versailles, is celebrating its 10th birthday. This beautiful film takes a look behind its scenes.

    The squires at the Academy, mainly women, combine the learning of equestrian arts with other artistic disciplines such as singing, dancing, fencing and Japanese archery. The documentary portrays the daily lives of the academy’s extraordinary boarders, who have the privilege of riding along the estate’s deserted avenues at dawn, and of fine-tuning their art, by perfecting a human-animal relationship that matures over time.
     
    The film features interviews with Bartabas, with senior instructor Laure Guillaume, and with many other borders, both novices and experienced riders, who provide an insight into the philosophy of the place - a “school of the senses”, where pupils learn by doing. “There’s no point in explaining things. People have to feel and experience them for themselves” explains Bartabas.
     
    This film offers a unique opportunity to discover the poetically portrayed corps de ballet’s inner life, among the superb backdrop of the Chateau de Versailles.

  • SKATEBOARD STORIES

    The documentary shows how skateboarding, having been "invented" in the United States, took hold in Europe, and how Europeans have appropriated the Californian sport in their own way.

    LIFESTYLE
    • Director(s):

      LALLIER (THOMAS)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, NO ONE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2011

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET

    The documentary shows how skateboarding, having been "invented" in the United States, took hold in Europe, and how Europeans have appropriated the Californian sport in their own way.

    Via successive waves of popularity, skateboarding gradually carved out its own speciality, breaking away not only from surfing, but also from the industrial groups that ran the business. A "punk" sport par excellence, requiring neither coach nor any particular outfit, skateboarding was supported by its own heroes, who became manufacturers and businessmen, contributing their technical innovation and their own particular mindset.

    Today, although most skateboarding business takes place in the US, it is perhaps in Europe that the original spirit of skateboarding has been best preserved. It is this daredevil spirit of fraternity, fun and independence that prompts young skateboarders to become headstrong, creative men.

    Through travel and encounters, most of the characters in Skateboard Stories have grown up with skateboarding, with its wounds and bruises but also with the endless quest for a place to stakeboard, whether in major cities like Marseille, Brussels, Barcelona or Berlin, or just down the street from where they live.

  • THE FRENCH

    The Roland Garros tournament is better known as The French Open, or simply The French. William Klein and three camera crews were given total access to The French...

    LIFESTYLE
    • Director(s):

      KLEIN (WILLIAM)

    • Producer(s):

      FILMS PARIS NEW YORK

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      1981

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      CINEMA, NON-THEATRICAL, TV, DVD, INTERNET

    The Roland Garros tournament is better known as The French Open, or simply The French. William Klein and three camera crews were given total access to The French...

    On the circuit of grand slam events, the Roland Garros tournament is better known as The French Open, or simply The French. For two weeks, life in Paris and the whole of France is dominated by this amazing sports event where great champions are on court wherever you look and as many as 50 matches are fought out each day. William Klein and three camera crews were given total access to The French. From men and women's locker-rooms to massage tables, reception rooms to television studios, players' signing-in desk to turnstiles, stands, umpire's chairs, entrance gates and the VIP village, the cameras were given, for the first and last time, absolutely free rein. Miles of filmstock, unique footage, a thousand and one details, a many quirky anecdotes. For over two hours, the film shows the tennis carnaval as you have never seen it before. A circus with its cast of crazies, cranks, snobs, groupies, gurus, magicians, hustlers, heroes, clowns, sponsors, supermen and superwomen. And dollars, fistfuls of dollars, glory, fear and passion.

    Released on DVD by ARTE Video

  • THE END OF THE ROAD

    Millions of people all over the world go running, and thousands of these runners take part in the Paris Marathon.

    LIFESTYLE
    • Director(s):

      POITOU-WEBER (GERARD)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2002

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    Millions of people all over the world go running, and thousands of these runners take part in the Paris Marathon.

    We watch Viviane, François, Sacha, Mario and others training in Paris, Stuttgart and Valencia. It is October, and they have already started preparing for the Paris Marathon in April 2002.
    Over 30,000 runners set off from the Champs Elysées: for the vast majority, the race is simply a personal challenge they set themselves. The champions start at 9.00 a.m. and most will take two and a half hours to run the 42.75 kilometres of the marathon. A quarter of an hour later, the rest of the field set off at their own pace. They will cross the finishing line four, five or even six hours later, totally exhausted.
    The thirtieth kilometre is very tough. The runners' breath comes in gasps, they are parched with thirst, their muscles ache and their clothes weigh them down. The desire to give up is almost overwhelming.
    They finally make it to the finishing line, promising themselves they will never do it again - till the next time, when the challenge of beating their personal best will once again prove irresistible.

  • THE QUEST FOR THE PERFECT ATHLETE

    Scientists have proved that the mental faculties of high-performance athletes’ are superior to the average brain. Today, psycho-cognitive training is carried out in certain major clubs, to push sportsmen and women even further.

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      LABORDE (Benoît)

    • Producer(s):

      FRENCH CONNECTION FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except French-speaking Canada).

    • Production year:

      2015

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Scientists have proved that the mental faculties of high-performance athletes’ are superior to the average brain. Today, psycho-cognitive training is carried out in certain major clubs, to push sportsmen and women even further.

    The performance of athletes has evolved considerably over the last twenty years, and the extraordinary talent of certain super-trained, veritable winning-machines is intriguing neuroscientists. As a result of technological progress, scientists now have the tools to be able to understand exactly what lies behind the talent of these unstoppable champions.
     
    Through careful observation of outstanding athletes’ brains, scientists have identified mechanisms of learning and gesture memorisation, in the core of these athletes’ neurons.  They have been able to observe to what extent intensive physical training modifies the cerebral cortex, which gives high-performance sportspeople greater rapidity and more precision than anyone else in their particular sport. But the beneficial effects of their daily sports practice do not stop there; it also increases their cognitive capacities. More attentive and able to control their concentration effectively, these athletes use superior intelligence to read and anticipate their opponents’ moves.

Loading...