“RODEO” Grit and Guts

Julia (Julie Ledru) in RODEO from Music Box Films


Recently released on home video, the film Rodeo brings grit and guts to this story about the treacherous life of a young woman who lost her way. The film takes place with London’s freewheeling motorcycling lifestyle that challenges every day’s tough existence just to have a rare day of pleasure. The dark storyline and equal cinematography depict the extraordinary independence of this need for speed and dare deviling world.

Young and independent Julia (Julie Ledru) has been dealt a losing hand when it comes to her future. She’s found herself lost and yet with hopes that she can at least be able to fly on her dirt bike like the wind, turn some illegal antics into thrills and keep herself cared for with thievery. But the challenges are as extreme as the bikes she drives.

Julia (Julie Ledru) in RODEO from Music Box Films

With a chance at the possibly of getting out of the ghetto she lives in, Julia must face impossible odds that could put her 6 feet under. Filmmaker Lola Quivoron takes you into the dark deprived lives of multicultural lawbreaking speed daemons. Treating motorbike riding fans to some unbelievable wheelies and death defying tricks, she makes her film exciting and in some cases breathe taking. But, it’s her ability to pull the solid acting from her cast that makes the film a winner.

Now on DVD and Blu-ray, the film has some very good special bonus features:

“Interview with Filmmaker Lola Quivoron (American French Film Festival).
“TAFFF Talk” with Lola Quivoron and Antonia Buresi
“Dirt Bike Ballet” with Extended Rodeo Stunts
“Dreaming of Baltimore” – A Short Film by Lola Quivoron
“Androgyne” Music Video // Photo Gallery // Theatrical Trailer
“Isolated Music and Sound Design Track”
“Bike Life on the Red Carpet” Brut Documentary from Cannes (Blu-ray Only)

Julia (Julie Ledru) in RODEO from Music Box Films

Rodeo has not been rated by the MPAA, but contains language throughout, violence, brutality, sexuality, drug use and some nudity. The film plays out in French with English subtitles. Recommended for those who like to watch films that depict the wild side of life.

Specifications and additional video information:
Cast: Julie Ledru, Yannis Lafki, Antonia Buresi, Cody Schroeder
Directed and co-written by: Lola Quivoron
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Video Release Date: June 20, 2023
Original Theatrical Release Date:
Language: French
Reviewed Format: DVD
Subtitles: English
Distributed by: Music Box Films
Released on: Blu-ray, DVD


Writer, critic, film editor John Delia, Sr. has been on all sides of the movie business from publications to film making. He has worked as a film critic with ACED Magazine for more than 20 years and other publications for a total of 40 years. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Florida. John is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association and Critics Association of Central Florida Send John a message at jdelia@acedmagazine.com