Of Women and Horses

  • Mädchensport (Working title)
All titles (6)
Feature Film | 2010-2011 | Drama | France

Shooting data

Start of shooting27/09/2010
End of shooting19/12/2010
LocationsFrankfurt am Main

Brief synopsis

Enraged by the sale of the vaulting horse that she'd been promised as hers to ride, Gracieuse, a talented rider, dumps her job at a stable.

She starts again from zero by accepting work as a groom at a dressage stud farm adjacent to her father's property. The owner, Joséphine de Silène, exploits with an iron fist the international renown of a German trainer, Franz Mann. This former champion, now cynical and worn out, is sought out by female riders the world over, who fight each other for his knowledge - and for his attention.

This microcosm of power and money has no time for Gracieuse, whose only assets are her talent, her fiercely stubborn character, and, most particularly, her determination to succeed. A high tension wire who's ready to stand up to Franz Mann and to face any obstacle, even if it means stepping outside the law, she pursues her sole obsession: to have horse to call her own that she will take to the top...


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Marina HandsGracieuse [L]
Bruno GanzFranz Mann [L]
Josiane BalaskoJoséphine de Silène [L]
Amanda HarlechSusan [SR]Dulcie Smart
Isabel KarajanAlice [SR]
Olivier PerrierGracieuse's Father [SR]
Lionel DrayJacky [SR]
Muftie AlpinMina [SR]
Matthias Alexander RathYoung Franz Mann [SR]
Jan Oliver SchroederGünther [SR]


Production accountantAntje Paul
1st ADMatthieu de la Mortière
3rd ADAriane MayerFrancfort
Director of photographyCaroline Champetier
Casting directorAntoinette Boulat
DirectorPatricia Mazuy
EditorMathilde Muyard
Lighting assistantMicha Kaiseradditionnal, Francfort 3 days
Makeup artist / hair stylistDennis Alt
ComposerJohn Cale
ProducerGilles Sandoz
ProducerGrégoire DebaillyLazennec
Co-producerHanneke van der TasVandertastic
Production designerÉric Barboza
Production managerThomas Santucci
Production managerKathrin Krückebergprep Germany
Production managerYvan Rougnon
Set manager/ floor managerRené KibritéGermany
ScreenwriterPatricia Mazuy
Co-writerSimon Reggiani
Script translatorNoémie CausseFR->DE
Production sound mixerJean-Jacques Ferran