A young man devotes all his energy to becoming a professional footballer. He carries the hopes of his mother and his two half brothers. Working at the factory during the day, he forbids himself any leisure and any sentimental relationship. But he succumbs to the charm of a local journalist twenty years his senior. His relatives see this as a betrayal of the hopes they had placed in him.

Bernard Stora depicts life in an underprivileged social environment without any misery, accurately describes the daily life of a working-class family, and films the sportsmen in action in close-up. There is a touch of Ken Loach in this way of being close to the characters, of being interested in the reality of the little people.  Le Nouvel Obs



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