Colin, an ambitious young New York finance executive, needs to clinch a deal with a wealthy Dubai sheik, who has a weakness for pigeon racing. They make a bargain: the sheik will sign if Colin can get him a particular pigeon, the perfect bird to win the prestigious Barcelona international race. This bird has been trained in Flanders, but the owner refuses to sell at any price. Posing as a school teacher searching for the grave of an ancestor killed in the First World War, Colin travels to the little Flemish village where the pigeon fancier lives and starts to look for something that will separate the bird from its owner. But in the process he falls under the spell of the place and of Isabelle, the pigeon fancier's spirited granddaughter.Written by
Pigeon races are determined by the fastest bird home, not the first bird home as stated in the film. This is because the birds travel different distance to each of the owners loft and to prevent the closest loft having an advantage. See more »
Excellent Movie! Moving story!! Specially if you are animal lover or pigeon fancier. Depicts the true human and animal nature. Truly shows what power motivate all people and animals. Transcends over cut throat billion dollar corporate ladder climbing executives. Beautiful settings and correct character depiction of pigeon fanciers. There's nowhere else you could find a better place where true pigeon racing started but the heart of Belgium. The Pigeon Sport has grown to unbelievable magnitude but of people do not know about it. Very good moral story. Excellent acting too from everyone. James Dornan is better in this movie than 50 Shades of Gray.
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