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JAPPELOUP

by Christian Duguay

synopsis

At the start of the 1980s, Pierre Durand abandons a promising legal career and throws himself into his true passion, showjumping. With his father's backing, he gambles everything on a young horse in whom no one else had any faith: Jappeloup. Too small, too stubborn, too impetuous, he has many faults, but also a remarkable jumping ability. From competition to competition, the pair improve and begin to make their mark on the showjumping world. But the Los Angeles Olympic Games are a disaster for them, and Pierre has to face up to their shortcomings. With the help of his wife Nadia and groom Raphaëlle, Pierre regains Jappeloup's confidence and builds a rider-horse relationship that's needed for victory. The 1988 Olympics are coming up in Seoul...

original title: Jappeloup
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Christian Duguay
film run: 140'
release date: BE 13/03/2013, FR 13/03/2013, ES 29/11/2013, DE 06/02/2014
screenplay: Guillaume Canet
cast: Guillaume Canet, Marina Hands, Daniel Auteuil, Lou de Laâge, Tchéky Karyo, Jacques Higelin, Marie Bunel, Joel Dupuch
cinematography by: Ronald Plante
film editing: Richard Marizy
art director: Gérard Drolon
costumes designer: Caroline _de Vivaise
music: Clinton Shorter
producer: Pascal Judelewicz
co-producer: Frédérique Dumas, Christian Duguay
production: Acajou Films, Pathé Films, Scope Pictures, TF1 Films Production, Canéo Films
distributor: Pathé Distribution, A Contracorriente Films, Koch Media Gmbh
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