The Free Man

The Free Man

The Free Man

New Zealand Olympic freestyle skier Jossi Wells takes up new extreme sports - with which he has zero experience - in his doco from filmmaker Toa Fraser (The Dead Lands).

2016Rating: PG, Coarse language81 minsNew Zealand
DocumentarySport
Director:
Toa Fraser ('Naming Number Two', 'My Talks with Dean Spanley', 'The Dead Lands')
Writer:
Cushla DillonMatthew MetcalfeChris Plummer
Cast:
Jossi Wells

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The Free Man / Reviews

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Toa Fraser continues to be New Zealand's most interesting filmmaker, pivoting back from intense action dramas The Dead Lands and 6 Days to something more like his 2013 ballet film Giselle. The Free Man stands alone as something entirely original again, however - a strangely quiet, meditative piece despite its focus on the truly extreme behaviour of some fairly wild real-life characters.

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Stuff

Stuff

While some of their footage is truly breathtaking, the bootcamps and mountain-top descents offer up an overwhelming sense of déjà vu...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

It's terrifying and compelling; a contemplative and visually stunning extreme sports experience.

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