Produced by Charles Gillibert (“Annette”) at CG Cinema, “Rodeo” follows a hot tempered and fiercely independent young woman who infiltrates an underground dirt bike community in France.
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Julie Ledru makes her acting debut in the film as Julia, a small-time thug who has a passion for motorcycles and the high-octane world of urban ‘Rodeos’ – illicit gatherings where riders show off their bikes and their latest daring stunts. After a chance meeting at a Rodeo, Julia finds herself drawn into a clandestine and volatile clique and, striving to prove herself to the ultra-masculine group, she is faced with a series of escalating demands that will make or break her place in the community.
“Rodeo” is packed with action scenes spearheaded by Mathieu Lardot, a stunt expert who’s worked on “Jason Bourne,” “Spectre,” “Rogue City,” “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” among others. Besides Lardot, key crew on “Rodeo” includes Raphaël Vandenbussche, the cinematographer of “My Best Part”; Rachèle Raoult, the costume designer of “La Fracture” and “Atlantique”; and set designer Gabrielle Desjean (“Ultra Pulpe”).
Gillibert boasts a strong track record with directorial debuts, notably “Mustang,” Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Oscar and BAFTA-nominated film about orphan girls forced into arranged marriages in contemporary Turkey.
Les Films du Losange, which was acquired by Gillibert last year, will launch sales on “Rodeo” at Cannes.
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