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THE BOAT RACE

by Bernard Bellefroid

synopsis

15-year-old Alex lives alone with his dad, enduring relentless physical abuse, rebelling against everyone. To escape this daily nightmare, Alex rows on the Meuse river, and has only one obsession: to win the Belgian Singles Championships at any cost. Sergi, his coach, and Muriel, the young girl he's in love with, will enable Alex to rediscover the human values he has lost. A long and tough learning curve.

international title: The Boat Race
original title: La Régate
country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Bernard Bellefroid
release date: FR 17/02/2010, BE 24/02/2010
screenplay: Bernard Bellefroid, David Lambert
cast: Joffrey Verbruggen, Thierry Hancisse, Sergi López, Penelope Leveque, David Murgia, Hervé Sogne, Stephanie Blanchoud
cinematography by: Alain Marcoen
film editing: Yannick Leroy
art director: Véronique Sacrez
costumes designer: Magdalena Labuz
music: Claudine Muno and The Luna Boots
producer: Patrick Quinet, Claude Waringo
production: Artémis Productions, Samsa Film, Liaison cinématographique, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française
backing: Centre du Cinéma de la Communauté française de Belgique, Film Fund Luxembourg, Eurimages, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), TPS Star, Ciné Cinéma, Programme MEDIA, Wallimage, Tax Shelter
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, Cinéart

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