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The Boat Race (2009)

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Alex, 15, lives alone with his dad, enduring relentless physical violence, rebelling against everyone. To escape from this daily life, Alex rows on the Meuse river, and has only one ... See full summary »

Director:

Bernard Bellefroid

Writers:

Bernard Bellefroid, David Lambert (in collaboration with)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joffrey Verbruggen ... Alexandre
Thierry Hancisse ... Thierry
Sergi López ... Sergi
Pénélope Lévêque Pénélope Lévêque ... Murielle
David Murgia ... Pablo
Hervé Sogne Hervé Sogne ... Franco
Stéphanie Blanchoud Stéphanie Blanchoud ... Laetitia
Jean-François Wolff Jean-François Wolff ... Jean
Luc Shiltz Luc Shiltz ... Le médecin urgentiste (as Luc Schiltz)
Valérie Bodson Valérie Bodson ... L'infirmière
Alfredo Canavate Alfredo Canavate ... Le père de Pablo (as Alfredo Cañavate)
Norbert Rutili Norbert Rutili ... Le gérant
Manuela Servais Manuela Servais ... Liliane
Arnaud Bourdon Arnaud Bourdon ... Doublure Alexandre aviron
Mehdi Das Neve Mehdi Das Neve ... Doublure Pablo aviron
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Alex, 15, lives alone with his dad, enduring relentless physical violence, rebelling against everyone. To escape from this daily life, Alex rows on the Meuse river, and has only one obsession: to win the Belgian Singles Championships at any cost. Sergi, his coach, and Muriel, the young girl he's in love with, will enable Alex to rediscover the human values he has lost. A long and tough learning curve... Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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real beautiful
16 April 2015 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a story about violence and dreams. refreshing, cold, delicate, touching. picture of fall and about an age. an useful film. for each viewer. because its message is more than moralistic. because its beauty has deep roots. because the acting is impressive. because it is a story about society more than about a family. because it presents in precise manner, with splendid grace, the hope. because it is a film about basic things who defines life. without verdicts, out of judgment circles. story of a teenager , it has universal value. and that does it more than a good film. or a lesson. it could be a necessary testimony about contemporary Belgian cinema.


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Country:

Belgium | Luxembourg | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 February 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,147
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Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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