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Jai Alai Blues

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Jai Alai Blues

Release Date: September 14, 2016

Year    :   2016
Slogan    :   «A history of the fronton»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Berde Produkzioak
Director    :   Gorka Bilbao
Producers    :   Zigor Etxebarria, José Luis Barredo
Writers    :   Gorka Bilbao
RunTime    :   100 mins.

The story of how a humble Basque rural sport called zesta punta —or jai alai— was successfully exported from the Basque Country to nations as different as Egypt, China, the Philippines, Cuba, Mexico or the United States. In these places, the pelotaris were considered true artists at the fronton. But the splendour of the jai alai, the happy feast, could not last forever.


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