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Rodeo

USA, 1969 (MIFF 1971, Programme 7)

Director: Carroll Ballard

The final drama in rodeo is bull riding. To win, the cowboy must stay on a wild, bucking bull for eight seconds. This can be the longest and most dangerous eight seconds in his life. In super slow motion, the film conveys the danger and loneliness of this classic confrontation of man against beast.

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