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Documentary about Lambiel

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by reut, May 14, 2010.

  1. reut

    reut Well-Known Member

    Very interesting and in-depth documentary made by Swiss TV about Stéphane Lambiel. You can see him backstage, in ballet class, preparing with Salomé Brunner his new program, talking about Vancouver, about future plans.

    You can watch it on-line here, or download from here.

    I found some translation to English here, but I think it's interesting to watch even if you don't understand French and don't read translation.

    Pity that it's so short, less thаn half an hour...
    Last edited: May 14, 2010
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  2. Quintuple

    Quintuple papillon d'amour

    I love it! Thank you so much for posting! I should keep up more with what/how Stephane is performing.
  3. vivika1982

    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

    Thank you reut :)
  4. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

    THANK YOU!!!! Fascinating! And that Ray Charles program looks like it's going to be another classic :inavoid:
    Last edited: May 15, 2010
  5. casken

    casken Well-Known Member

    If Weir can have a full length documentary and a series, than so should Lambiel. He's far more fascinating.

    eta: :wideeyes: at some of the shots from 2:10 to 4:00.

    *downloads to hard rive*
    Last edited: May 15, 2010
  6. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

    um, WOWWWWWWW!!! :wideeyes::smokin::swoon::hat1: This video of Stephane and his sexy bum and bulge clad in sporty underwear deserves an honorary spot in the sexy figure skater hall of fame alongside Joubert's underwear clad elliptical exercise video working those world famous glutes of his. ;) Such sexy ASSets on both of them! Now when are we going to get a steamy group shower video with Trankov, Smirnov, Yagudin, Lambiel, Joubert, Abbott, Buttle, Szolkowy, Verner, Brezina, Ponsero, Brubaker, Moir, and White? :lol::p

    The new Ray Charles program looks to have a Kurt Browning flair to it. Should be very fun to watch the finished product! :cheer2:
    Last edited: May 15, 2010
  7. krazykat

    krazykat New Member

    This is such a nice film - great footage and editing - and yes, seeing Stephane half naked is always amusing, but what I really like about the video is that the focus is on the skating - most of the footage is of Lambiel and Brunner working on the new program. So nice to see how simpatico they are with each other - and Brunner is such an beautiful and elegant lady!

    Interesting what Stephane has to say about his Olympic experience - that he wishes he had fallen on his first jump in his freeskate so that he wouldn't have had the pressure of winning hanging over him - sounds like he regrets more that he skated so tentatively rather than not winning gold. Makes me think that perhaps Takahasi's fall on his quad attempt was a blessing in disguise - maybe it cost him the gold, but he did skate like he had nothing to lose afterwards.

    And he had to order tickets for the Olympics a year beforehand??? At $300 a ticket? I thought he hadn't decided to compete in the Olympics until the fall of last year - if he bought the tickets and then didn't compete - would he get his money back? :p

    Also interesting the inspiration for Ne Me Quitte Pas - I thought it was directed at the audience - not to leave him after he retired - but it's more poignant to realize that it's about his skating and his fear that he might not skate again because of his injuries.

    I wish there were more programs like these about other skaters - and that they do more about Stephane as well - he's a great subject.
  8. casken

    casken Well-Known Member

    Based on what was said in that clip, it sounds like the prices went up to $3000 by the time the games came around, so Stephane could have made quite the profit if he wound up not needing the tickets.
  9. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

    Thanks so much! Stephane is such a refreshing skater. Put my cereal box bilingualism to the test!
  10. krazykat

    krazykat New Member

    sorry - i think I wrote that wrong - he said that the tickets were $500 a piece and he had to get 6 altogether for family. So that would have been $3000 in total - but you are right that somebody did say that the tickets eventually were going for $3000 each - which I have a hard time believing....
  11. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

    I think that was Jeff who said that and it sounded like it was intended to be a bit of an exaggeration. I think he was just trying to make him feel better about the situation. At least that's how I interpreted it. Though lower bowl tickets were going for over $1000 easily...
  12. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

    Upper bowl tickets were going for over $1000 on the Fan-to-Fan site.
  13. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

    Somehow it doesn't surprise me that what he regrets the most is not being able to skate freely, even if not perfectly, like he did at 2007 Worlds or 2008 Euros. Even he had fallen, if he was able to skate the way he had envisioned himself skating at the Olympics (his last one and the last competition of his eligible career) I think the comeback would've been hugely satisfying for him. He always cared the most about the performance aspect of the competition. Even as a fan I know I will always wonder what if he had skated differently and how the results would have turned out. I can't imagine him looking back at this competition and not feeling a sense of regret every time.
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  14. catsgocrazy

    catsgocrazy New Member

    I was watching again this very interesting documentary on YouTube in French, but last year I remember watching a version that had English sub titles which I now can't find. I think the translation had been done by a fan and added on, and it had been posted in 3 or 4 parts think.

    Does this sound familiar to anyone?

    I'd love to see the translated version again. :)
  15. zebraswan

    zebraswan Well-Known Member

    This one?

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  16. catsgocrazy

    catsgocrazy New Member

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  17. sadya

    sadya Active Member

    For anyone who may wants to watch or download it in a different quality, here is another link:

    Stephane Lambiel Preliminaires 13.05.2010

    It has no subtitles though, so brush up your French and German.
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