Spartiates

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Spartiates

Directed by Nicolas Wadimoff

  • Switzerland, France 2014; 80 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Robert Drew Verite Award - Palm Springs IFF
    • Soleure Jury Award - Solothurn FF
    • Jury Prize of the Centre de Détention de La Clairière - FIFDH

Synopsis

Yvan Sorel is a fighter. The young man runs a tight ship at his mixed martial arts school, “Team Sorel,” in suburban Marseille. As he shares his passion for a sport still struggling to gain a foothold in Europe, Yvan is a role model for many at-risk young people. A strict task master, he successfully improvises the roles of mentor, philosopher and guidance counsellor. He spends his days chasing down funding for a new space, in between training sessions that can vary dramatically depending on his mood.

Production

  • AKKA FILMS

     

  • ALLEGRIA PRODUCTIONS

     

International Sales

  • DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL

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