One Night In Turin

New Black Films Ltd   |   UK

One Night In Turin tells the incredible inside story of England's Italia '90 campaign. Before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries, in England 'football' was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation, it seemed were all played out. Then there was Italia '90 - The World Cup - and a shot at redemption. But this was no ordinary World and no ordinary time. The manager, Sir Bobby Robson, was under intense media scrutiny, and his team described as 'donkeys'. Yet over six short weeks, through their heroic exploits they united a nation, coming within a heart beat of reaching the World Cup Final. Narrated by Gary Oldman, featuring match action, from Platt's last-gasp winner against Belgium, to the silky skills of Gazza and the cool finishing of Linekar - and previously unseen archive footage, this is the definitive story of England's greatest footballing adventure on foreign soil...so far. One Night In Turin is a documentary film that principally draws on archive footage both seen and unseen from the period. Because it is a documentary and the characters are real people it was essential to the emotional impact of the film that real footage was used and indeed this is the appeal. Around 70% of the final picture is either from private or commercial archive sources and 30% is specially shot re-creation to augment the archive in a ground breaking way. The production made a conscious editorial decision to only using material shot at the time therefore maintaining the narrative and the audiences feeling of watching it in the moment, this could not have been done without the archive material/sources.