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2013 / France / 130 min / N-7
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Director(s) - Christian Duguay
Screenwriter(s) - Guillaume Canet
Actors - Guillaume Canet, Marina Hands, Daniel Auteuil, Lou de Laage, Tcheky Karyo, Donald Sutherland
Producer(s) - Pascal Judelewicz, Ludi Boeken, Romain Le Grand
Cinematographer - Ronald Plante
Editor(s) - Richard Marizy
Composer(s) - Clinton Shorter
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Dialogues - French
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Jappeloup was a horse that was deemed too small to become a champion. Pierre Durand was a show jumper who lost faith in his own destiny. Together, the rider and the horse, rode triumphantly into show jumping history, their relationship being often as chaotic as a show jumping course itself – with elements of betrayal, loyalty and love. The duo suffered a crushing defeat at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics when, in mid-competition, Jappeloup stalled and threw his rider over one of the obstacles. The story could very well have ended there with public humiliation in a global arena. But together they finally triumphed four years later in Seoul and became Olympic gold medal champions. Guillaume Canet, one of the most talented actors of his generation, and himself an exceptional show jumper, wrote the screenplay and portrays Pierre Durand.

About Directors

Christian Duguay (b. 1957 in Quebec, Canada).


"Screamers" (1995), "The Assignment" (1997), "The Art of War" (2000), "Extreme Ops" (2002), "Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), "Boot Camp" (2008), "Jappellup" (2013, "Kino pavasaris").