THE FINISHERS

By Nils TAVERNIER

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Drama - Completed 2013

A teenager unlike other teenagers, Julien dreams of sharing a powerful experience with his father, so he suggests they take part in one of the world's toughest triathlons, the Nice Ironman race.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Director(s)
    • Nils TAVERNIER
    • Writer(s)
    • Nils TAVERNIER, Laurent BERTONI, Pierre LEYSSIEUX
    • Producer(s)
    • Philip BOËFFARD, Christophe ROSSIGNON
    • Synopsis
    • Julien is 17, has a great sense of humor, bags of charm, and is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy. Despite their love for him, his family is gradually falling apart under the strain of dealing with his disability. In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him in the Ironman race in Nice (French Riviera), a triathlon in which his father has previously competed. This trial is already exceptional, but it becomes almost impossible if one has to help a disabled youth throughout the course. Beyond the sporting exploit, this is the story of one family’s exemplary combat, and a moving portrait of the love between a father and his son.
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