Directed and written by Hervé Martin Delpierre
The rise of internet betting is changing the face of sports for the worse. Cheating and corruption are spreading to unprecedented levels that have set off alarms for international sports federations. With the help of INTERPOL investigators, they are trying to fight back a globalized system that has been co-opted by Asian and East European mafias into a huge laundering machines. But internet knows no border. And the lure for quick and easy money may be the death of competitive sports.
This investigative documentary takes us at the very center of the secretive system of sports e-gaming, with its rules, its flaws and dire consequences that are pushing hundreds of players off the field into courtrooms.
Coproduced with Simple production, RTBF and ARTE France. With the particpation of GA&A Productions, Radio-Canada, RTS, VRT, Middle East News & Al Arabiya and the support of Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image animée, Procirep, Angoa, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Produced by Serge Guez
Editing : Hervé Martin Delpierre
Photography : Hervé Martin Delpierre, Mathieu Czernichow, Yoan Cart
Graphic conception : Jérôme Letué
Original Music : Michel Berckmans
Sound mixing : Alexis Oscari, Jeff Savari
Colour correction : Xavier Pique
Assistants director : David Attali Daiwaihk (Hong Kong), Barbara Schölnberger (Londres), Lucio Mollica (Italie)
Prix Europa 2012, Berlin
INPUT 2012, Hilversum, Pays-Bas