THE FINISHERS

DE TOUTES NOS FORCES

By Nils TAVERNIER

THE FESTIVAL AGENCY (FRANCE) - as FEST

Family - Completed 2013

Julien dreams of adventure. But when you live in a wheelchair, such dreams are difficult to fulfill. To do so, Julien challenges his father to compete with him in the "Ironman" triathlon in Nice. A whole family comes together and reconnects in an attempt to see this incredible exploit through.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Family, Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nils TAVERNIER
    • Writer(s)
    • Nils TAVERNIER, Pierre LEYSSIEUX, Laurent BERTONI
    • Producer(s)
    • Philip BOEFFARD (NORD-OUEST FILMS), Christophe ROSSIGNON (NORD-OUEST FILMS)
    • 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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