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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


    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...

    Actors (37)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    RTZ Productions, Lira Films, TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    NPF Planfilm

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producer :

    Raymond Danon

    Author of original work :

    Alfred Draper

    Line Producers :

    Daniel Deschamps, Maurice Illouz

    Director of Photography :

    Edmond Richard

    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

    Sound recordists :

    Lucien Yvonnet, Luc Perini

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Pierre Mocky, Jacques Dreux

    Camera Operator :

    Jacques Mironneau

    Assistant editors :

    Christine Noël, Bénédicte Teiger

    Music Composer :

    Alain Chamfort

    Costume designer :

    Laurence Levy

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Drama, Suspense film

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 22 min

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