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Feature Film | 2022-2023 | Biopic, Sport | Belgium, France

Shooting data

Start of shooting31/01/2022
End of shooting31/03/2022
Number of shooting days39
LocationsAbbeville, Paris, Philadelphie
Filming regionsFrance - Hauts-de-France, France - Paris Île-de-France, USA - Pennsylvania

Project data

Budget5,5 M€
Film financing
Length of movie1h36
Aspect ratioCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

Brief synopsis

Marinette Pichon is one of the world’s greatest stars of football, having held for almost two decades the record for the number of goals and caps for the French team (men/women combined), before becoming a FIFA Legend by being the first French player to have a career in the US.

Pioneer of French women’s soccer, the film follows her fight to spread awareness on women’s rights in sport. A path full of pitfalls, from a childhood ravaged by an alcoholic and violent father to the heavy burden of coming
out in an era where there is no such thing as LGBTQ+ rights. Her success in sport will fuel her desire to make a difference in the recognition of French women’s soccer, homosexuality, and equal opportunity.

It is the story of a woman’s life, a fighter, an uncompromising ode to freedom, to surpassing oneself.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Garance MarillierMarinette Pichon [L]
Émilie DequenneLa mère de Marinette [L]
Alban LenoirGhislain Pichon, Marinette's father [L]
Fred TestotCoach Brienne [L]
Sylvie TestudCoach Saint-Memmie [L]
Caroline ProustCoach French National Team [GS]
Anna BullardHeather Mitts [SR]
Régis RomeleEnglish Teacher [SR]
Manuel SinorMalone [BP]


1st ADZoltan Zidi
2nd ADSophie Pochon
Director of photographyXavier Dolléans
Casting assistantKristen Mikkelson
Costume designerElisabeth Rousseau-Lehuger
Costumer / wardrobeRomain Marx
Costume department coordinatorJeanne Birckel
DirectorVirginie Verrier
Script supervisorSandra Di Pasquale
Assistant script supervisorKilian Sturm
EditorJérôme Bréau
Key hair stylistYmer Tolip
Key makeup artistMarie Lastennet
ComposerJean-Fabien Dijoud
ProducerVirginie Verrier
Production designerIsabelle Quillard
Production managerMyriam Marin-Celibert
Unit manager (local system)Florian Neuveglise
ScreenwriterVirginie Verrier
Literary sourceMarinette Pichon

Distribution / Sales companies

Pulsar Content [fr]
The Jokers [fr]


Transportation, Travel and AccomodationMig régie production


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Virginie Verrier2023Tribeca Festival [us]
International Narrative Competition
International Narrative CompetitionNominated


2023USATribeca Festival
International Narrative Competition - International Premiere
International Narrative Competition - International Premiere
2023GermanyHof Int. Film Festival


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Friday, 15/03/2024, 12.15 PMCanal+ Cinéma(s)

Cinema releases and premieres

Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 07/06/2023