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by Virginie Verrier


Marinette Pichon is one of the world’s greatest stars of football, having held for almost two decades the record for the number of goals and caps for the French team (men/women combined), before becoming a FIFA Legend by being the first French player to have a career in the US. Pioneer of French women’s soccer, the film follows her fight to spread awareness on women’s rights in sport. A path full of pitfalls, from a childhood ravaged by an alcoholic and violent father to the heavy burden of coming out in an era where there is no such thing as LGBTQ+ rights. Her success in sport will fuel her desire to make a difference in the recognition of French women’s soccer, homosexuality, and equal opportunity. It is the story of a woman’s life, a fighter, an uncompromising ode to freedom, to surpassing oneself.

original title: Marinette
country: France
sales agent: Pulsar Content, Have A Good One (HAGO)
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: Virginie Verrier
film run: 95'
release date: FR 7/06/2023
screenplay: Virginie Verrier
cast: Garance Marillier, Émilie Dequenne, Alban Lenoir, Fred Testot, Sylvie Testud, Caroline Proust, June Benard, Yamé Pertzing, Louisa Chas, Franck Andrieux
cinematography by: Xavier Dolléans
film editing: Jérôme Bréau
art director: Jessica Midy
producer: Virginie Verrier
executive producer: Angeline Massoni
associate producer: Marie Besançon
production: Vigo Films, France 3 Cinéma, Pictanovo Région Hauts-de-France
distributor: The Jokers

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