A documentary special about the legendary Arsenal football coach for CANAL+ Creation Originale.
The definitive portrait of a footballing pioneer, who changed the landscape of the English Premier League as we know it and achieved the impossible.
Wenger himself will provide unprecedented insight and access, as British filmmaker Gabriel Clarke (Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager; Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans,) and co-director Christian Jeanpierre, seek to capture the man behind the manager. It will feature key figures from throughout Wenger’s career and interviews with some of the biggest names in world football, as well as from the fabled Gunners’ Invincible side of 2003/4, who to this day remain the only Premier League team to go an entire season unbeaten.
Spanning the UK and France, this feature-length documentary will uncover unseen archive, and showcase original, intimate filming with a man who for years remained an enigmatic figure, even to those who played or worked for him.
Directed by: Gabriel Clarke, Christian Jeanpierre
Produced by: Federation Studios, Noah Media Group, Yvette Production
Original Broadcasters: CANAL+
Year of production: 2021
International Sales: Federation
Festivals & awards: Winner of the Best Feature length film in Sport Film Festival Rotterdam and the Best Documentary at the Venice TV Awards 2022. Nominated at the Paladino d’Oro 2022.