Chariots of Fire (1981)

“More cavalier!” someone says in this Oscar winner— it’s a reference to the British participation in the 1924 Olympics in Paris, but it sums up the movie, which follows two hard-nosed runners (Ben Cross’s angry Jew, Harold Abrahams; and Ian Charleson’s pious preacher, Eric Liddell) as they attempt to outrun everyone (except each other) as a matter of principle. A lovely ode, made hypnotic by Vangelis’s electronic score. Français : Harold Abrahams, ici au stade Persh...

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