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Playoff

Playoff

A Feature film by Eran Riklis

Release in France : 04/07/2012

    Synopsis

    1982. Max Stoller, an Israeli of German origin, is a basketball coach who has become a genuine legend in Israel.
    Constantly searching for new challenges, he accepts to take charge of the West German national team with the aim of getting it into the world championship in Los Angeles.
    But Max not only has to train unmotivated players, who have no desire to change their habits, but he also has to cope with attacks from the Israeli press, which considers him a traitor.
    This does not, however, stop him from pursuing his mission, no matter the cost. For Max has another reason for being in West Germany: he wants to find the traces of his childhood that war brutally interrupted one day in 1943.
    During his quest, he encounters a young woman of Turkish origin who lives in the apartment he once lived in with his parents forty years earlier. Finding himself reflected in her, he becomes friends with this woman uprooted from her own land and decides to help her.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Fidélité Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Elle Driver

    Foreign production company :

    Egoli Tossell Film AG

    French distribution :

    Wild Bunch Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Photos (13)

    Full credits (13)

    Associate producers :

    Frank Lehmann, Marc Hansell

    Screenwriters :

    Gidon Maron, David Akerman

    Co-producers :

    Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier

    Sound Recordist :

    Michael Busch

    Editor :

    Tova Ascher

    Music Composer :

    Cyril Morin

    Costume designer :

    Gudrun Schretzmeier

    Line Producers :

    Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Judy Tossell

    Foreign Producer :

    Jens Meurer

    Director of Photography :

    Rainer Klausmann

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Robert Schlockoff

    Production Designer :

    Erwin Prib

    Casting :

    Kristin Diehle

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    English, German, Hebrew

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany, Israel

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (France, Germany, Israel)

    Production year :

    2011

    French release :

    04/07/2012

    Runtime :

    1 h 47 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    127.982

    Visa issue date :

    21/06/2012

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2011

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2011)

    Selection

    Compétition internationale

    Delegations

    Presskit

    Website (2)