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Death to the Referee

Death to the Referee

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Mocky

Produced by RTZ Productions, Lira Films, TF1 Films Production

Release in France : 22/02/1984

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Actors (37)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

RTZ Productions, Lira Films, TF1 Films Production

French distribution :


Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

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Maurice is a referee for a decisive soccer match between two French football teams.  He offers a penalty to one of the teams, allowing them to win the match, but this causes a furore amongst the supporters of the opposing team.  In the ensuing riot, Maurice manages to escape from the stadium, but is pursued by a hardened group of supporters who want revenge.  Maurice and his girlfriend, Martine, are pursued through a television study, across town to his girlfriend’s flat, and ultimately to an industrial complex.  When one of the supporters accidentally kills another, the stakes are raised.  The supporters are determined to kill the referee...

Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Raymond Danon

Author of original work :

Alfred Draper

Screenwriters :

Jean-Pierre Mocky, Jacques Dreux

Sound recordists :

Lucien Yvonnet, Luc Perini

Editors :

Catherine Renault, Jean-Pierre Mocky

Production Designer :

René Loubet

Singer :

Viktor Lazlo

Additional Music :

Gioacchino Rossini

Assistant directors :

Éric Le Roy, François Crozade, Étienne Mery, Pierre Sénélas

Line Producers :

Daniel Deschamps, Maurice Illouz

Director of Photography :

Edmond Richard

Camera Operator :

Jacques Mironneau

Assistant editors :

Christine Noël, Bénédicte Teiger

Music Composer :

Alain Chamfort

Costume designer :

Laurence Levy

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Feature film

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Drama, Suspense film

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Nationality :

100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 22 min

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