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GALLOP PASSION RIEM 3D is a film for old and new fans of horse racing. The film follows a punter from the moment when she purchases a betting slip until her winnings are paid out. After a brief introduction to the history of the Munich racecourse, the documentary shows the jockeys training. In slow motion sequences we learn how professional racing jockeys keep their balance at 60 kph. Wolfgang Figge, Germany’s most successful trainer of racehorses, explains why his thoroughbred horses are so successful. The 3D camera looks over the shoulder of a judge as he assesses a close finish. Further sequences cover the horse walker, parade ring, preliminary canter, and weighing the jockeys. 3D animations show how betting works and how the winning odds are calculated. The highlight of the film is an exciting racing sequence.

Martin Hans Schmitt studied at the University of Television & Film Munich. Since 2003, he has been producing research and instructional films for the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. He also produces stereoscopic 3D films and essayistic documentaries. His films include: CYBER-HEIDI 3D (short, 2001), PORNO TALK - ABOUT DEPOSIT BOTTLES AND DREAM GIRLS (doc, 2005), HIGHWAY WORLD - LIVING, CHANGING, GROWING (doc, 2007), ROBOT WORLD (doc, 2010), and GALLOP PASSION RIEM 3D (2012).
Genre Sports
Category Documentary, Short
Year of Production 2012
Director Martin Hans Schmitt
Cinematography Martin Hans Schmitt
Producer Martin Hans Schmitt
Production Company Martin Hans Schmitt/Munich
Length 27 min
Format 3D DCP, color, 16:9
Dubbed Versions English
Original Version
 German, English

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