Stade 81

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Stade 81
Directed by Jaco Van Dormael
Release date
1981 (1981)
Running time
14 minutes
Language Swedish

Stade 81 (also known as Starting Blocks) is a 1981 documentary short film written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael. The short film was shot in 1981 in Sweden, Canada and United Kingdom. Stade 81 is a documentary about the first Special Olympics. The film received various awards, including the Caducee d'Or at the 1982 Rennes International Film Festival.[1] In 2011, it appeared at the Sottodiciotto Filmfestival held in Turin in the retrospective dedicated to Van Dormael.[2]


  1. ^ "Stade 81 (Jaco Van Dormael)" (in French). Cinergie. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Retrospettiva Jaco "Le Heros". Il cinema visionario di Van Dormael" (in Italian). Sottodiciotto Filmfestival. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 

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