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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.

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