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Jump Britain (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  6 January 2005 (UK)
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The long awaited sequel to the critically accliamed Jump London, Sebastien Foucan and Jerome Ben Aoues are joined by members of the UK's burgeoning Parkour community as they attempt to Jump Britain.

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Last year a team of French Free Runners captivated Londoners when they scaled some of the city's most famous landmarks from the Albert Hall to HMS Belfast for Channel 4's Jump London . This time they've decided to take on the whole country in a new project that ranges from Edinburgh to Cardiff. Free Running, or Le Parkour, involves literally leaping from roof to roof in a death-defying, yet beautiful, series of jumps, slides and somersaults. It is a discipline combining an extraordinary athleticism and lack of fear - created by Sebastien Foucan and his friends - that has spread across the world. Foucan sees Free Running as more than a spectacle, it is a way of life, with a spiritual dimension plucked from popular culture and allowing an escape from everyday reality. For Jump Britain , Foucan and his team are joined by members of the burgeoning UK Parkour scene as they tackle some of the UK's most iconic sites including Edinburgh Castle and the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, the ... Written by Anonymous

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Sebastien Foucan was required to repeat his incredible 180ft high Millennium Stadium jump sequence after a cameraman failed to capture his first effort. He duly obliged with no problems. See more »

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Great follow-up to Jump London, the story of parkour in the UK.
20 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Parkour is a discipline that involves running, jumping, vaulting, climbing and generally traversing terrain, both urban and rural, in a fluid manner. It originated in France but saw an explosion of interest in the UK scene after Jump London aired in September 2003. Jump Britain follows the story of the UK scene since that explosion, and sees Parkour taken nation-wide.

Jump London was a great documentary introducing Le Parkour to a wide audience, explaining the discipline and showcasing Sebastian Foucan's, Johann Vigroux's and Jerome Ben Aoues' abilities. But it was not without its flaws.

Jump Britain addresses these flaws(notably the kind of Parkour on display and the manner in which it was shot) and builds on the original to produce a much better documentary from the point of view of the Parkour community. In fact, many of us will go as far as to say we could not find a manner in which to improve it. The locations are varied and often lend themselves to both the spectacular, but also the more technical elements of Parkour. The camera angles allow for a proper view of the traceurs(practitioners) runs, which allows the viewer to more properly understand what a Parkour run consists of.

The programme is informative, but contains enough of the wow factor to hold the attention of those who are not so interested in the background to the discipline.

Overall, Jump Britain has improved on Jump London(which was still a great documentary) and set a bench mark that future titles in the series will have to try very hard to surpass. I can't wait.


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