Les Arbitres/ Kill The Referee
The film is a humanistic view of some of the referee crews that worked Euro 2008, jointly hosted by Austria and Switzerland.
How can a few crucial minutes in a football match change the life of an entire family?
How do the "men in black" feel when they are attacked by supporters?
Kill the Referee unveils the lives of several professional football referees at the EURO 2008 championship; amongst them, the English referee Howard Webb, who provoked incredible controversy when he gave a penalty to Austria just before the end of the match with Poland, and the Italian Roberto Rosetti, who refereed the final.
While there is little real substance to the film, it gives unprecedented access to the referee crews and gives us a glimpse into the pressure packed and intensely competitive world of UEFA referees. It's a must-see for Les Arbitres.
Eric Cardot (segment director)
Delphine Lehericey (segment director)