Channel 4 film about The Parkouristes, a team of French Free Runners whose favoured mode of getting around cities is to leap between buildings, defying death as they jump from rooftop to rooftop. In this film, the Parkouristes are in London, using some of the city's most famous landmarks as stepping stones including the National Theatre, HMS Belfast, the Millennium Bridge, the Tate Modern, the Globe Theatre, the Saatchi Gallery and the Albert Hall.
In Jump London, the team of Free Runners literally leap like Spiderman between buildings and from rooftop to rooftop across London. Free Running (also known as 'Le Parkour' in French) was created by Sebastien Foucan and his friends, but has now become a global phenomenon. It literally involves jumping from one spot to another in a series of death-defying, yet beautiful, jumps, slides and somersaults--a discipline requiring extraordinary athleticism and a complete lack of fear. This is real life--there are no safety nets, just breathtaking jumps between some of London's most famous landmarks, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Tate Modern and Somerset House.
A great DVD and inspirational for my own Parkour training also something fun to watch on those days when you need revisit your originsPublished on 14 April 2009 by Amazon Customer
bought this for my nephew who has taken up freerunning. basically the 1st half of this is totally worthless lots of talking about a subject that needs to be seen not talked about. Read morePublished on 28 Jan. 2009 by P. Garland
Great to see this DVD in such high demand, but just to let you all know it's being re-released in July 2007 after a switch of distributor.
Mike Christie (director)