Plot & Details
A world-weary 32-year old, internationally-ranked sprinter is just about to scuttle his illustrious career when he sees a beautiful, barefoot Indian girl racing out of a convenience store clutching a stolen croissant. She proves to be an impressive runner and he tries to catch her to no avail. During the pursuit a strange bond is formed between the two, one that quickly strengthens when they meet again. The 21-year-old woman's name is Tonka and she lives in a giant revolving Coke can near a road to the Charles-de-Gaulle airport. She survives on orange soda, stolen food or handouts and catches a shower whenever she can. She is truly a wild one, but somehow, the sprinter thinks he can train her to run professionally. Working with her awakens in him a long dormant passion for his sport. It also opens the door for love.
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 109min.
- Director(s): Jean-Hugues Anglade
- Starring: Jean-Hugues Anglade , Pamela Soo , Alessandro Haber , Wu Hai , Marisa Berenson
- Keywords: athlete, champion, free-spirit, friendship, love, romance, running, sports, track [track and field], training
- Country of Origin: France (06-04-1997)