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Uh, What’s Up With France?

By Gabe Delahaye / November 30, 2011 - 5:00 pm

After the jump is the trailer for a documentary called I Believe I Can Fly, which is about a gang of French daredevils who love setting up tightropes between mountains and skyscrapers and then just straight up GOOFING on those tightropes. Like, they’re not even tightrope walkers, based on how many times they fall off the tightrope in the trailer alone (roughly a kajillion times). They’re just having fun! You know what fun is, right? When you are falling all over a tiny thread of rope up in the middle of the sky and all you have to save you from dying is this other thread of rope tied around your waist like a sassy belt? FUN! Obviously, this documentary (which, let’s be honest, might not actually be a documentary. It might just be a Kickstarter about a documentary that still needs 5,000 rope donations) finds itself following what is clearly a French tradition what with that other documentary about tightrope walking fucking lunatics, Man on Wire. (I know it’s 200 years later, but can we talk for a second about how when the dude from that movie got out of jail after being arrested for tightrope walking between the world trade center towers 9/11 never forget that the first thing he did was fuck literally the very first woman he saw and how that is kind of some baller shit but also kind of horrible to his LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND and how the movie brushed past that really quickly when uh that should have been the whole movie because that’s way more interesting then some nerd with a broomstick.) But between Man on Wire and now this and also the invention of Parkour, is it just me, or is SOMETHING UP WITH FRANCE?

France! You guys OK? What’s up? Why are you all so determined to get killed doing something ridiculous? Drink a wine! Shove some oats down a goose’s throat! String the queen up her own petard! LE RELAX!