Les Pieds Nus (Barefooted)

The prestigious Barcelona Football academy of New Delhi, organizes a tournament bringing together teams of young players from all around India, to play football in the presence of European recruiters. Chemouli, passioned about football and a big FC Barcelona fan, lives with his wife and his daughter, Chellam, in a slum in Chennai. Despite an accident that broke his career, his passion for football has not vanished. But now, he has the occasion to build up a football team. He has to face the lack of players and money, but also the disapproval of his wife, a teacher for whom education is more important than sports. Chemouli finally manages to build up a team, so all together are getting on board of a bus in the direction of New Dehli. Through this excursion full of humour, friendship and unexpected events, our young, barefooted, football players are going to be the hero’s of a legendary journey. Their story will be heard all around the Indian slums.

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Author / Director: Pascal Plisson

Genre: Road movie

Coproduction with: La Pan – Européenne