At Kasafilms HQ we had to join the soccer frenzy that is The 2016 euro championship. Although we found the tournament doll at moments when watching quite a large portion of scoreless 120 minute games. Its easy to say that we had to add our two cents to the equation with this brilliant film.
Refait, Is a cinematic moment that we dearly treasure. With a minimalistic approach that is so pure yet captivating. A homage not only to the sport itself but to generations of experimental Nouvelle Vague directors. With a blend of formal and artistic approach that inspires us every day.
“Refait” is a remake of the football WorldCup match between France and Germany (Seville, Spain, 1982). Shot by Pied La Biche in Villeurbanne (France), every aspect of the fifteen last minutes of the match was carefully reconstructed : players, positions, gestures, intensity, drama etc. It consists in shifting the traditional game area into the urban environment. Each sequence takes place in one or several locations and then the city temporarily becomes the lab for unsual experiments.
The soundtrack is made up of the original commentaries mixed with interviews of the audience recorded during the shooting.