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Autour du ring

A Short film by Vincent Martorana

Produced by Daï Films

Production year : 2009


    This documentary investigates the universe of Lucha Libre, in Mexico, from the central square of Mexico City where a boxing ring rose outdoors for a few days, until the impressive Arena Mexico, by way of various training lockers and the modest Arena Coacalco in the suburb of the megalopolis.

    Between the lines of the trainings, fights and diverse testimonies, we discover the origins, the technical and cultural specificities, the personal and commercial stakes in Lucha Libre. We also focus on the very strong relation of Luchadores with the public: supporters masked on the terraces, hands stretched out on the road to the cloakrooms, dedications, photos and pressing embraces at the exit of the show.

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producer :

    Daï Films

    Full credits (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Olivier Bréant

    Screenwriter :

    Vincent Martorana

    Editor :

    Nicolas Bilder

    Sound Recordist :

    Vincent Martorana

    Director of Photography :

    Vincent Martorana

    Technical details

    Short film

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    Sub-genre :

    Auteur documentary, Portrait

    Themes :

    Performance, Sociology, Imagination

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    51 min 33 seconds

    Production formats :

    Mini DV

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