French title: “Challandes: coup de sifflet final”.

"Challandes: coup de sifflet final" (”The Final Whistle”) is a TV documentary project written and directed by Fisnik Maxhuni and Benoît Goncerut.

Description: After an international and successful career as a football manager, Bernard Challandes - from Neuchâtel, Switzerland - embarked at the age of 70 on a new perilous challenge : coach the Kosovo National Football Team, the youngest football national team in the world.
The film will follow his new mission as well as his personal life: the portrait of a man who constantly delays the ineluctable final whistle on his life and his career.

currently in post-production.
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Fisnik Maxhuni
Benoît Goncerut
Fisnik Maxhuni
Benoît Goncerut

Close-Up (Genève)
Flavia Zanon
Joëlle Bertossa
Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS)
Gaspard Lamunière
Steven Artels
in coproduction with
Visceral Films

Jules Guarneri
Kostas Makrinos
to be determined
75 minutes
planned for Winter 2019-2020

The film project is also the recipient of the 2018 BCN Fonds Culturel award.

Visceral Films
Fisnik Maxhuni

Screenshots of the actual version (no colour-grading)