Year of production : 2012

Directed by : Manuel Herrero

Cast : Luc Alphand, Sergueï Bubka, Eric Cantona, Romina Capilla, Gianni Carli, Catherine Destivelle, Haile Gebreselassie, Justine Hénin , Pieter van den Hoogenband, Gary Hunt, Raphaël Ibanez, Ilham, Natalie Jahnke, Lolo Jones , Prateek Kadam, Nikola Karabatic, Shi Yan Lu, Aurelio Osuna, François Pienaar, Oscar Pistorius, Putu Eka Putra Sasrawan, Francisco Pate Tuki, Hermilo Alonso Tellez, Vijay, Lindsey Vonn, Jonny Wilkinson , Katarina Witt, Ekrem Yavuz , Zinedine Zidane

Talent : Music by Laurent Garnier, with Scan X

Written by : Manuel Herrero

Broadcasting : Canal+

Distribution : Europe Images International

Production : Bonne Pioche Television

Co-production : Canal+, RedBull Media House, Sylicone. Avec la participation de la RTBF et du CNC. Avec le soutien de Gonzague de Blignières, Accuracy, Arsene Taxand, S.A.S le prince Albert II de Monaco et de Peace and Sport, l’organisation pour la Paix par le Sport, et Europe Images International.

Length 1 : 90'

Length 2 : 52'

Available format : DVD


Play is a portrait of the human spirit through sports.


Everywhere, people play sports. They play to get together, to entertain, to test their limits and go beyond them. They play to achieve excellence. It is one of the few things that connects every person on the planet. It levels the playing field while raising the bar.


From the first primitive impulse to the greatest show on earth, from the most obscure, unheard of sport to the most broadcast, from the dry plateaus of Ethiopia to stadiums pulsing with cheering fans, PLAY travels to the heart of this universal activity that transcends barriers of class, cultures, and even time.


PLAY unfolds like an opera, combining dazzling high-definition sports scenes with high-quality images from recent archives, and drawing on the voices of the world’s greatest champions interlaced with those of its most anonymous athletes.


The film is a spectacular story of our diversity, but also of what binds us together.


With the support of G. de Blignières, Accuracy, Arsène Taxand





BCN SPORTS FILM (SPAIN) - 2013 : Best documentary