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Director: Xavier Privat

Author: Xavier Privat

Executive Producer: Olivier de Bannes

Broadcaster: Planet +

Release year: 2017

Running time: 52 minutes


Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Free. In less than a decade, these start-ups have become global powerhouses, ready to compete on a level with sovereign states. And their founders — Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Xavier Niels, men with extraordinary life stories — have become global celebrities. Why? Because the start-up creates more than products: it also creates myths. The legends of Steve’s workshop in the garage at his parents’ house, of Mark’s dorm-room at Harvard, of Xavier’s high school with its pink Minitel. The legend of the entrepreneur, the fearless “starter-upper”— vulnerable but free, solitary but brilliant — sells dreams.