• Competition
Director: Samuel Jouy
  • Drama
  • Action
Asian Premiere
Schedule & Ticket
10/31 17:35- (95min)
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Samuel Jouy (Director), Mathieu Kassovitz (Actor), Souleymane M'Baye(Actor)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
EX Theater Roppongi
11/02 20:00- (95min)
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Samuel Jouy (Director), Mathieu Kassovitz (Actor), Souleymane M'Baye(Actor)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
Situation of seats
:Still seats available :Only few seats left
:Tickets are sold out
* Tickets for some screenings/programs may be available again after sold-out.
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Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.
A touring, second-rate boxer is chosen to be a sparring partner for the European champion, giving him the chance to hang up his gloves and go back to his beloved family in this gripping portrayal of a beautiful loser.
Director Samuel Jouy

Born in 1975 in France, Samuel Jouy began his acting career onstage. On TV, he co-starred in well-known multi season series such as “Ainsi soient-ils”. For the cinema, he appeared in French Blood by Diastéme and will star in Burn Out by Yann Gozlan. Jouy wrote the script for his directorial debut Sparring, which stars Mathieu Kassovitz.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Samuel Jouy
Producer : Bruno Nahon
Cinematographer : Romain Carcanade
Editor : Tina Baz
Costume : Alice Cambournac
Production Designer : Frédérique Doublet
Screenplay : Clément Roussier
Screenplay : Jérémie Guez
Sound : Jérôme Chenevoy
Cast Mathieu Kassovitz
Olivia Merilahti
Souleymane M'Baye
Billie Blain
Lyes Salem
95min. Color French | 2017 France |
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From 12:00pm on Sept. 27 Wed - 13:00pm on Oct. 3 Tue
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Oct. 14 Sat
Asian Future・CROSSCUT ASIA・Co-Hosted/Allied Events and Others
Competition・Japan Now・Japanese Classics
Oct. 15 Sun
Japanese Cinema Splash・World Focus・Youth
Special Screenings・Special Program
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Oct. 25 Wed 9:30am〜
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