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Lads & Jockeys

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In a small village near Paris, 14-year-old boys and girls enter the training center for future lads and jockeys. For these young pupils, the transition between the family environment and this new world is brutal. Though sharing the world of teenagers — flirting, cell phones and PlayStation — they enter a world where the comfort of the horses comes before that of the human.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"Lads & Jockey may be a documentary, but it looks a lot like a love story....Lads & Jockey conveys first-race terrors and last-place humiliation with indulgent thoroughness."

Jeannette Catsoulis

New York Times

"[A] must for the equine-inclined, and a candid look at fearful ambition"

John Anderson


Cast & Crew
  • Director : Benjamin Marquet
  • Producer : Daniel Marquet
  • Cinematography : Sebastian Buchmann, Laurent Chalet, and Benjamin Marquet
  • Editing : Isabelle Devinck and Emanuelle Joly
  • Sound : Benjamin Laurent
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2008
  • Release Date : December 2, 2011
  • Countries of Production : France
  • Languages : French
  • Running Time : 100 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 1.85:1
  • Sound : Dolby Digital
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated