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THE FINISHERS (Belgium/France)
May 2, 2015 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
WEST COAST PREMIERE
In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him in the Ironman race in Nice. The catch? Seventeen-year-old Paul (Fabien Héraud) has congenital palsy. His distant father is a former Ironman competitor, now unemployed and aimless, and Paul becomes inspired by a real-life family in Massachusetts who competed in the competition.
Writer| Director: Nils Tavernier
Running Time: 86 minutes
Genre: Family Drama|Sport
Distributor: Pathe International
Language: French w/English subtitles
Starring: Jacques Gamblin, Alexandra Lamy, Fabien Héraud
FESTIVALS: Toronto International Film Festival, Canada; Arras Film Festival, Les Arcs International Film Festival, France; Festival du Film Français au Japon, Japan; Rendezvous With French Cinema, Singapore
“This story of a father heroically joining a triathlon with his wheelchair-bound kid is shamelessly sentimental but tough to resist.” TIFF
Official Trailer in French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twpSelmCYKE
Trailer w/English Subtitles: http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/txt/s3985131.htm