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France | 2013 | 129 minutes | Christian Duguay

October 26, 2014

Jappeloup is the inspirational true story of one man and his horse, who together achieved one of France's greatest Olympic victories. This triumphant tale of determination will have you cheering the pair on all the way to its rousing climax. 

Guillaume Canet gives a brilliant performance as Pierre Durand, a man who decides to leave a legal career to follow his equestrian dream. He sees something special in a small and stubborn colt called Jappeloup and decides to reach for gold in the competitive world of show jumping. Supported by his father (audience favourite Daniel Auteuil) and fellow rider Nadia (the charming Marina Hands), Pierre falters as he comes tantalisingly close to ultimate success. Can he defy the odds to take his beloved horse to success in the Seoul games of 1988?

  • Original Language Title: Jappeloup L'Étoffe d’un Champion
  • Director: Christian Duguay
  • Principal Cast: Guillaume Canet, Marina Hands, Daniel Auteuil, Lou De Laâge, Tchéky Karyo
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 129 minutes
  • Producer: Pascal Judelewicz, Ludi Boeken, Romain Le Grand
  • Screenplay: Guillaume Canet
  • Cinematographers: Ronald Plante
  • Editors: Richard Mairzy
  • Music: Clinton Shorter
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • International Sales: Pathe