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‘A pure moment of being’: inside the thrill and danger of skiing off cliffs

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Like Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo, Super Frenchie follows the unusual life of a daredevil, this time ski base jumper Matthias Giraud The moments that skier Matthias Giraud lives for are a blip on the screen, less than a fourth the length of a standard playback button. Again and again in Super Frenchie, a new documentary covering the career of the ebullient French ski base jumper, Giraud plunges down the peak of an otherwise barren mountain, sails off a cliff, front flips and parachutes away from certain death in a matter of seconds with the grace and seamlessness of a dancer.
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