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Raoul Tabourin

English title: Raoul Tabourin
Original title: Raoul Tabourin
German title: Raoul Tabourin
France, Belgium, 2018

Director: Godeau, Pierre
Production company: Pan-Européenne Production, France 2 Cinéma
Co-producers: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Versus Production, RTBF, VOO, Be TV
Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Length: 90 min.

Synopsis:
If anyone knows anything about bikes, it’s Raoul Taburin, official bicycle dealer of Saint Céron, a lovely village in the South of France. But Raoul has a terrible secret: he has never been able to keep his balance on a bike without using stabilisers. His childhood and teenage years were spent trying to overcome his flaw - in vain. All attempts to tell his secret have also failed. Nobody believes him. When photographer Hervé Figougne moves to Saint Céron, the two men become fast friends. And when Figougne offers to photograph Raoul riding a racing bike along a mountain precipice, the moment of truth has arrived. He does all he can to avoid the photo shoot. But everything goes against him and he finally has to accept his destiny. “At least”, he thinks, “people will have to believe me”. But for Raoul Taburin, things are never that simple…

Festivals:
Zurich IFF 2018

World sales address/es:
Wild Bunch (F)

Sold to:
Praesens (CH)