In shock and denial over his Marine father’s death in Iraq, high school lacrosse star, Conor Sullivan (Kellan Lutz), starts acting out in self-destructive ways until he’s kicked off the team and sent to a wilderness lacrosse camp run by his Dad’s Native American combat buddy, Sgt. Major Duke Wayne (Adam Beach). Strengthened by the love and support from his girlfriend Brooklyn (Ashley Greene), Conor embraces the game’s Native American roots and opens his eyes to the true meaning of sportsmanship and life.
In Chantilly, a small village near Paris, 14-year-old boys and girls enter a boarding school specializing in the education of jockeys where the young students live and breathe horses.
“Everything you give to the horse comes back to you, good or bad” is a vital lesson that they are all beginning to learn…
Their typical day begins at 5 a.m. with cleaning the stables, watering the horses, and polishing the saddles, followed by intense riding lessons. When this exciting but exhausting day is done, their work continues on…all to begin again the next day, and all for the sheer love of horses.
For these young pupils, the transition from their family home to this new routine is brutal. They still share the hobbies of teenagers – flirting, cell phones and PlayStation – but, they exist primarily in a world where the comfort of horses comes before their own.
Pairing the accelerated pace of coming of age with dynamic and lightning-fast horse races, this documentary gives an insider’s look into the first year of jockey apprenticeship via the lives of 3 young hopefuls: Steve, Florian and Flavien.
“The Lady” is an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. This is the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a background of political turmoil which continues today. “The Lady” also is the story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement.