Global Cinema Film Series: Jappeloup (2013)
Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm.
At the start of the 1980s, Pierre Durand abandons a promising legal career and throws himself into his true passion - show jumping. With his father's backing, he gambles everything on a young horse who no one else had any faith in: Jappeloup. From competition to competition, the pair improve and begin to make their mark on the show jumping world. But the Los Angeles Olympic Games is a disaster for them, and Pierre has to face up to his shortcomings. With the help of his wife, Nadia, and groom Raphaëlle, Pierre has to regain Jappeloup's confidence and build a relationship with the remarkable horse, as the 1988 Seoul Olympics looms.
France; Not rated; Directed by Christian Duguay; 130 mins.