16 APRIL 2017


Coup de Tête
Les Chariots de Feu

The exploration of the theme of stadiums continues with a selection of eight films and documentaries during Easter week.

Come and discover the world of these iconic buildings – places of celebration and confrontation where athletes strive to surpass themselves – which have inspired architects around the globe, as well as the biggest names in cinema.

All screenings are free of charge and do not require reservations (subject to availability) - Auditorium: level 0

Sunday 16 April at 10.30 a.m.

  Coup de Tête
France • 1979 • 92’ • French • ⑯(16)
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
What would a stadium be without fans? An empty shell. Hothead is a film about France as seen through the eyes of football supporters from a small provincial town, where a man becomes a local hero having previously seen his name dragged through the mud. The passion and pettiness of all the characters are brought fully into focus in a film that has become a cult classic.

François Perrin plays as a right winger in the local football team in the small town of Trincamp. And has an extremely fiery temper. The club chairman also owns the factory where he works. After one particular temper tantrum, he is expelled from the team and loses his job at the factory. And to make matters worse, he is accused of a crime he did not commit. But the team is about to play in the French Cup and desperately needs Perrin back.

Sunday 16 April at 2 p.m.

  Les Chariots de Feu
UK • 1981 • 125’ • French • ⑫(12)
Directed by Hugh Hudson
In the 1920s, two naturally gifted British sprinters decide to make use of their talent – one to combat xenophobic prejudice and class barriers, the other to affirm his religious faith. One of the greatest sports films of all time, its soundtrack became something of an anthem at the Olympic Games London 2012.


 The full Cine-Stadium programme can be found here