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On the Road with Socrates


2014 | Niko Apel & Ludi Boeken | documentary | 90'

France - Germany




During the football Word Cup of 2014, Dany Cohn-Bendit goes to Brazil, carrying with him the spirit and the ideas of the famous player and social activist, his friend Sócrates, to explore, understand and analyze the impact of soccer in Brazilian society, and the relationship between football and democracy. In this road movie Cohn-Bendit, singer and cultural icon Gilberto Gil, Sócrates' brother Raí, and so many other people will be our guides to explore if utopia can become reality.

Directors: Niko Apel and Ludi Boeken

Screenplay: Daniel Cohn-Bendit

Image: Claudio Cutarelli

Editing: Suzanne Fenn

Production: Laurence Uebersfeld, Hanneke van der Tas


Co-production: LuFilms | Acajou Films | Films en Hiver | Vandertastic | ARTE GEIE | RTS (Suisse) | Radio Canada

With the participation of:

Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l'image animée, Hessische Filmförderung

World Premiere : Festival E Tudo Verdade

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