• Short Summary

    In an unusual new school 12 miles (20 kms) south of Paris, young girls learn to ride horses and motor cycles, crash cars and leap from heights of more than 20 feet (7 m.) The school has been set up by 50-year-old Lucien Anquetil, a veteran stunt man of more than 100 French films.

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    In an unusual new school 12 miles (20 kms) south of Paris, young girls learn to ride horses and motor cycles, crash cars and leap from heights of more than 20 feet (7 m.) The school has been set up by 50-year-old Lucien Anquetil, a veteran stunt man of more than 100 French films. He selected a group of girls for specialist training in stunt work, and has been giving them rigorous training in various aspects of violence. According to M. Anquetil, it is the only school of its kind in Europe.
    Before the girls have fully qualified for M. Anquetil's course, they must be able to leap unafraid from the 20 foot (7 m.) high jump. Their only protection is a mat.
    From that beginning they learn the subtleties of motor cycle speed driving, car crashing and horse riding.
    When the girls graduate from the course they hope to find roles in films and television.
    M. Anquetil says he had 500 applicants for the course when he announced it. He selected 30 candidates.
    He says it is not essential for the girls to be athletes, but it is helpful if they have played some sport.
    The main requirement, he says, are good reflexes and a liking for adventure.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA65X2NY6M7EH05Q28CK4SJ2JP3
    Media URN:
    VLVA65X2NY6M7EH05Q28CK4SJ2JP3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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