Trust the French to make a movie about one of the funnest sports on the planet and turn it into a brooding psychological melodrama.
In fairness, this looks like it might have some decent riding in it, and the presence of legendary French rider David Vincent on the cast list (playing a character called simply “Z”) is encouraging.
But one read of the plot summary is enough to tell you that this is going to be rubbish.
“Trust the French to turn one of the funnest sports on the planet into a brooding psychological melodrama.”
Snowboarder’s young hero (who seems to be suffering from some kind of Satre-esque existential breakdown) is taken under the wing of an experienced snowboarder, who is not all that he seems.
Complete with a bad guys dressed in black, a creepy organ-and-choir-based soundtrack and dramatic John Woo-style mid air crashes this is snowboarding Jim, but not as we know it.