Jappeloup on show at L’Espace

November 24, 2016 - 09:00
On Sunday, L’Espace will present the movie Jappeloup. – Photo unifrance.org
Viet Nam News

French movie Jappeloup will be screened at L’Espace this Sunday.

Directed by Christian Duguay, the movie is based on the true story of French show jumping champion Pierre Durand and his horse Jappeloup at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

At the beginning of the 1980s, leaving a promising career as a lawyer, Durand devoted himself to his passion – show jumping.

Supported by his father, he invests everything in a young horse named Jappeloup. Too small, too temperamental, and too unpredictable, the horse has many flaws but also has remarkable poise. From competition to competition, both the horse and rider prove themselves. But the Olympics Games in Los Angeles are a terrible failure. With support from his wife and Jappeloup’s groom Durand won the horse’s trust and builds a relationship which led them both to success at the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988.

The movie will be presented in French with English subtitles at 6pm. Tickets cost VNĐ50,000. For L’Espace members and students, ticket cost VNĐ40,000. – VNS