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Le Grand Saut
The Jump
© Superstructure / ZED
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Nicolas Davenel, Vanessa Dumont

IMAGE

David Foulkes

SON

Yohann Henry

MONTAGE

Edouard Mailaender

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Nicolas Davenel, Vanessa Dumont

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Superstructure, ZED, Canal+

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

ZED

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
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À vingt-deux ans, Alain Demaria est déjà une légende marseillaise. Parmi tous les minots qui sautent de la Corniche Kennedy en pleine ville à plus de treize mètres, il est le seul à plonger la tête la première, le poing en avant pour casser l’eau. Depuis toujours, le saut lui permet de canaliser ses pulsions en s’offrant des sensations extrêmes. Mais Alain grandit et il sait qu’il ne pourra pas éternellement braver le vertige des hauteurs.

Teens from the neighborhood look up to him. The 22-year-old daredevil Alain Demaria has been jumping into the sea from a dangerously high rock for years. Not only does he leap the 13 meters (42 feet) down, skimming past jagged rocks, but he also does it head first. No one has ever copied him.
In a dynamic style combining grainy photography with dazzling slow-motion shots and a creative use of sound, we hear from Demaria to gain a brief glimpse of his life. He talks about smoking joints to suppress his anger, his relationship with his mother, and the unpleasant experiences of his childhood. And of course about jumping: “You smash aside the water with your head and your fists. It’s like smashing in a window and going through it.
But Demaria is no longer the boy he used to be. Vanessa Dumont and Nicolas Davenel have caught him precisely at the boundary between childhood and adulthood, offering up a moving coming-of-age drama in just 12 minutes.

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