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Janapar: Love, on a Bike

Tom Allen , James W Newton    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Tom Allen
  • Directors: James W Newton
  • Producers: James W Newton
  • Format: DVD-Video, PAL, Special Edition
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Janapar Media Ltd
  • Run Time: 79 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,274 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


A true love story filmed over four years in thirty-two countries by one man on a bicycle. 23-year-old Tom Allen is all set for a 9-5 career in IT. Trouble is, he can't help wondering whether there's more to life. So Tom sets off on the ultimate adventure: cycling around the world. Despite his lack of experience, Tom cycles and camps his way across three continents, encountering a vivid cast of friends and foes. But the journey takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with Tenny, a feisty Iranian-Armenian. Struggling to keep his dream alive, Tom convinces Tenny to get on a bicycle and join him. But when things don't go to plan, he is forced to continue riding alone. His decisions lead him to the depths of the Sahara desert, where - amid challenges unimaginable - he catches a glimpse of the answer he set out to find. Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Persian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. Our DVDs are Region 0, a.k.a. 'region-free', and will play on any DVD player. We cannot guarantee playback on all computers.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest, brave, and beautiful 22 Nov 2013
Not your average adventure travel film. Beautiful to watch with a surprising, and inspiring tale of adventure, personal struggle, and love. Tom is clearly an unusual bloke, but only because he's so apparently normal and yet so determined to challenge the normalities of modern life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful film 21 Nov 2013
Loved this film - not an adventure film, not a love story, undefinable. I've told so many people to watch it. I won't forget the reaction when it was first shown at the Royal Geographical Society and it felt like something really special had happened. What really stood out was its honesty and how everything was filmed, highs and lows, as well as the cinematography. Can't wait to watch it again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome stuff 21 Nov 2013
Just watched @Janapar_Film , dangerously inspiring, i now want to ride
to that beach in Yemen! good work @tomsbiketrip nice one. Well worth a watch
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5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely heartfelt story, beautifully told. 12 Mar 2014
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Being a very keen cyclist, a bit of a philosophical thinker & a sucker for rom-coms, this ticked all of my boxes.
'Janapar' is a lovely heartfelt story, beautifully told.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning footage, incredible overall film 25 Nov 2013
One of the most beautiful films I have had the joy of watching.
Everything about it is a marvel - the quality of the footage shot on
the road in challenging conditions, the superior production of that
raw footage and the incredible yet true story that unfolded. Just one
word of warning - don't watch it just before bed as you'll be awake
for hours reflecting!
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By Ian
I was introduced to Janapar - and in turn Tom - through an acquaintance in December of 2012. The film was relatively new to the masses, and I was happy to be a (somewhat) early adopter.

Earlier in my life, I had considered setting out on an adventure-cycling tour of Canada over the course of a few months. That quickly fell away to life's "necessities": post-secondary education, working, making money, etc. And until Janapar, I felt that that dream was behind me, lost in the responsibilities and obligations of life. Through Tom's experiences portrayed in his film, and in much more thrilling detail, in his book, he has proven that life is what you make it. The accepted and defined path that so many people base their lives on is really just a guide; it is up to us to decide if we want to follow that path, or venture off into the unknown. Because of this, I have been inspired to explore my life's unknown in my own way, which is more than I could ever expect to take away from another's story.

Some early criticisms claim that the movie and book are too disjointed; many short stories with no definite endings, put together in a haphazard way. To this I say, that's the way this story SHOULD be. On one hand, Tom has always been very open that he was initially very uncomfortable on camera, not knowing what to say, or even really the story he was trying to tell. It's a testament to James Newton's talent that he was able to take the many hours of material that Tom initially had little faith in and piece together the story that now exists. On the other hand, Tom's publicized experience was about LIFE. It can sometimes seem disjointed, sporadic, and sometimes unfinished. His story is a part of his life, and remains an ongoing development, much of which will remain private to him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Raw Adventure 22 Nov 2013
By Icarus
This movie is everything I had hoped for and more. It's real life, it's adventure, it's absolute madness. Watch the movie. Be inspired.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Makes me pine for travel 21 Nov 2013
There was a scene in this movie where he's sitting next to a tree in a desert with flies all around him. There is nothing around, nowhere to buy food or water. Soon, he ends up in some god-forsaken run-down town with an ugly sickness (dengue?) and a well-meaning doctor. No modern comforts, just a bed and crossed fingers.

Something so excruciating about these scenes - something genuine that reminds us of the severity of travel, that the experience of travel seems to feel as ambivalent about us as we do about it.

I loved this movie, and I loved how far into the depths he went for Love, and how honestly he chose to show it to us.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I thought would be more about biking, less about love...
Overall is something that you would expect to see on Youtube, but with better quality.

Not much about biking, this movie tell you a real love story, which is ok, but I... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pablo
1.0 out of 5 stars Not that good
Really disappointing. My copy was poor, which did not help; it kept going blank while sound remained. It otherwise seemed like a reasonably carefully edited home movie. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Giffard
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
A truly heart warming and life affirming film. It challenges preconceptions and makes you realise that the World is not such a bad place and that you can indeed be the master of... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Keymaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant film, inspiring and enjoyable, a lovely true story.
Yes, I want to get on my bike and set off on an adventure.

Tom records his journey, emotions, good times and bad in an entertaining and inspiring way that searches out... Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. Revell
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring stuff
I can attest that multiple people I've shown this to almost immediately went on a cycle tour. Having been on several, and one major one with Tom, I highly recommend watching this... Read more
Published 7 months ago by MM
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Absolutely inspirational. It makes me want to go out and have my own adventure. Its realism and rawness make it really helps the viewer connect with the experience.
Published 7 months ago by Richard Delacour
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning - and v funny
This is a beautiful film - amazing story and biking locations, but it's the characters that really make it, and it's v v funny!
Published 7 months ago by cookbook
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Stuff
Excellent film. It made me want to pack up everything and head off on an adventure of my own. Highly recommended.
Published 7 months ago by SoaringPanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Superman Tom
First class Film. Truly inspiring stuff. Having met my wife on my very own bike adventure, I could relate with so much. Loved every moment of
it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by therandomsam
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