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Sparring (2017)

Steve Landry, an aging boxer with more losses than wins, accepts to become a sparring partner for an emerging champion in a last-ditch attempt to stay relevant.

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Samuel Jouy

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Jérémie Guez (collaboration), Clément Roussier (collaboration) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathieu Kassovitz ... Steve Landry
Olivia Merilahti Olivia Merilahti ... Marion Landry
Souleymane M'Baye Souleymane M'Baye ... Tarek M'Barek
Billie Blain Billie Blain ... Aurore Landry
Tomy Leconte Tomy Leconte ... Oscar Landry
Lyès Salem ... Omar
Ali Labidi Ali Labidi ... Ali
David Saracino David Saracino ... David
Jolente De Keersmaeker Jolente De Keersmaeker ... Professeur de piano
Malik Bine Malik Bine ... Malik
Guillaume Clemente Guillaume Clemente ... Domingo
Amir El Kacem Amir El Kacem ... Employé Carrefour
Moïse Santamaria Moïse Santamaria ... Vigile combat
Mohamed Belhamar Mohamed Belhamar ... Hocine
Zakariya Gouram Zakariya Gouram ... Collègue Steve
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Steve Landry, an aging boxer with more losses than wins, accepts to become a sparring partner for an emerging champion in a last-ditch attempt to stay relevant.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 January 2018 (France) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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It is Yves Afonso's last film. See more »

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The Ballad of Michael Valentine
Performed by The Killers
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A fantastic tribute to losers
3 February 2018 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

This film is for me a a sort of French FAT CITY. Remember the John Huston's movie from 1972, about losers in the fighting game and starring Stacy Keach. And a particular short scene in the beginning of both features can make you think about the link between the two movies; the sequence where the main lead urinate blood in the toilet. Yes that's a movie dedicated to those hundreds of shadow prize fighters who have sometimes dozens of defeats and nearly none victory in their honour list. A movie, this French one, so poignant, moving, cruel, painful. But certainly not totally hopeless. The tale of a tenth grade fighter who struggles to survive with his family and who accepts to serve as a sparring Partner. Terrific.


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