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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Inside - Biarritz Olympique documentary

Inside - Biarritz Olympique documentary

'Inside' is a rugby documentary that charts the progress of French Top 14 side Biarritz as they set out to make it to the Heineken Cup final. It is yet to be released, but looks fascinating so today weve got a preview clip for you.

Made by brothers Michel and Nicolas Arribehaute, the documentary came about a few months back when they proposed the plan to Serge Blanco. He liked the idea of showing fans what they dont normally see when they follow their team.

"We contacted Michael Azoulay, Secretary General of Biarritz Olympic sports. He was hooked. It remained to be cleared by Serge Blanco. The latter was excited.

"From that moment, Peter Bousquier, the director general of the club undertook to facilitate our task, to fully integrate us into the group. We have been adopted by the family of BOPB."

They sensed early on that Biarritz would make it to the final, but if they were knocked out early, there would be no movie. They made it to the end, and while the result wasnt quite as planned, the low budget documentary still managed to capture everything that goes on behind the scenes of the historic campaign.

The brothers say they are both rugby players and movie fans, taking inspiration from Gus Van Sant, Quentin Tarantino and Clint Eastwood. Being part of the European rugby campaign was an incredible adventure that they now look forward to sharing with the world.

They hope to release it at the start of the Top 14, and will aim to have both English and Spanish subtitles. Youll see the players up close on the morning of the match, conversations of players when relaxing, at training, and those light hearted moments that bring a team together.

As the closing title on the trailer says, "The best adventures are lived from the inside".

When a release date is set, well be sure to give you all the info right here on Rugbydump. For now though you can join their Facebook Page to find out more.

Posted by Rugbydump at 8:44 am | View Comments (23)

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Anonymous June 23, 2010 12:51 pm

first hah!!!!!

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Scotsdale June 23, 2010 12:56 pm


This looks awesome. The Ngwenya-Williams bit is great :)

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Anonymous June 23, 2010 1:05 pm

Shane Williams... You are faster... We'll see... And so we did!

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Anonymous June 23, 2010 1:07 pm

This. Is. Gonna. Be. Awesome.

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Anonymous June 23, 2010 1:52 pm

F..K !! I don't like french teams But i really love that!!!

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Anonymous June 23, 2010 2:03 pm

I can't wait to see that it looks properly amazing, a rugby documentary of a great great quality

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Anonymous June 23, 2010 2:20 pm

well done!!! hope we can find it in england!

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3/4 centre June 23, 2010 3:11 pm

This looks fuckin great. Barcella and Harinordoquy are just hilarious, I hope we will see the jokes they do to each other. And I am a big fan of Ngwenya : his story, his progress and his game in general. He gave a refreshing style to Biarritz.

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Anonymous June 23, 2010 3:20 pm

"F..K !! I don't like french teams"

Why? Because they play too much entertaining rugby? Because the H-Cup has been totally dominated by them this year?

Not liking french teams = not liking rugby

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Anonymous June 23, 2010 3:23 pm

looks great, cant wait to see it!

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cigarro June 23, 2010 3:32 pm

looking forward for this

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dezzy June 23, 2010 4:28 pm

Dommage que Karmichael Hunt ne soit pas rest Biarritz. Il avait un potentiel norme pour le 15. Davantage que SBW mon avis. Sinon superbe bande annonce!!

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AmericanFries June 23, 2010 4:46 pm

I don't have much love for anything French. BUT the Top 14 is the most exciting domestic rugby on Earth. I can't wait to see this movie.

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EARugbyFan June 23, 2010 5:40 pm

I love the gritty Guy Ritchie Quality. The Soundtrack is great too.

C'est Magnifique

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Anonymous June 23, 2010 7:26 pm

unreal... really hope english subs!!!

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Cmon June 23, 2010 8:45 pm

Grand, really looking forward to it! These kind of posts make RD so enjoyable. Keep up the good work lads.

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Anonymous June 23, 2010 10:39 pm

wat is the name of that song?? its unreal

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Anonymous June 23, 2010 11:06 pm

Creedance clearwater revival

Fortunate son

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geof June 24, 2010 1:29 am

Oh shit - this looks badass!

Thanks for the trailer, RD. But now I'm wishing the Top 14 would hurry up and start so this will come out.

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Disco June 24, 2010 8:53 am

"you're gonna have to carry the ball, play with it, that's where the difference will be, on top of aggression, mobility, conviction, the fact you're gonna play together, you're gonna have to carry the ball... you have to be a ball carrier that's where the difference will be.
As soon as anyone takes the initiative we've got two, three guys backing up, maybe play it, maybe keep it, maybe keep rolling on, make some metres, ball under your arm, make some metres, some metres, and some more, move forward, move forward, that's where you'll make the difference, eh? Let's get ready".

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Anonymous June 24, 2010 10:16 am

"I don't have much love for anything French."

You're not kind, cause the french love you.

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cheyanqui June 24, 2010 4:26 pm

Thanks for the translation.

Love that opening speech. Quiet, no expletives, yet conveys the mission at hand. Reminds me of McGeechan's speeches.

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