[a hockey season off the ice = une saison dans les coulisses du hockey]

Book - 2008 | French
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Reflecting our society, the world of junior hockey seems more and more obsessed with competition, and the 16-year old players and the managers of the Drakkar team of Baie-Comeau are no exception. "Filmed in the 'direct cinema' tradition, Junior takes in one complete season of daily life with the team, while following the journeys of a few players more closely. Junior shows no scenes of hockey being played, recording instead the rarely seen and fascinating off-ice life of a team where, it turns out, the action is just as intense. Behind closed doors, we meet colourful and truly passionate people who spontaneously reveal much about themselves before the camera... this documentary demystifies aspects of the game little understood by the typical fan: dressing-room speeches by the coach, high-level meetings on the state of the team, the relationship between agents and their young charges, the assessments of professional scouts, what underlies the trades, and curfews"--NFB.
Publisher: Montreal, Que. : National Film Board of Canada, c2008
Edition: Widescreen ed
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 97 min.) : sd., col
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.962 Jun


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