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Boat Race, The

Original title: Regate, La
German title: Regatta, Die
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, 2009

Director: Bellefroid, Bernard
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Synopsis:
Alex, 15, lives alone with his dad, enduring relentless physical violence, rebelling against everyone. To escape from this daily life, Alex rows on the Meuse river, and has only one obsession: to win the Belgian Singles Championships at any cost. Sergi, his coach, and Muriel, the young girl he’s in love with, will enable Alex to rediscover the human values he has lost. A long and tough learning curve?

Festivals:
Kristiansand 2010, Buster Copenhagen 2010, Schlingel Chemnitz 2010, Cinemagic Dublin 2010

World sales address/es:
Pyramide (F)