فيلم Maiden


Maiden is a movie starring Frank Bough, John Chittenden, and Bruno Du Bois. The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the...

Other Titles
Ellas contra la marea, Zeglarki
Running Time
1 hours 37 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Sport, Documentary
Alex Holmes
John Chittenden, Bruno Du Bois, Pat Edwards, Frank Bough
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Comments about sport «Maiden» (24)

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Karen A.

The best thing about this film is that you don't have to make an effort to watch it. The film is beautiful, insightful, and well told. The film opens with a meeting between the skiers and some local local women, the skiers, and a local man. The skiers are brought to the group's hotel room, then treated to shots of the mountain with skier after skier. In the background we hear the opening line of a poem by George Catlin that gives insight into the scene. This film is a statement about self awareness and about the true purpose of life. The film could be considered a family film. Although this is not a biopic, the message is obvious. So much could be said about the so called "happiness" of modern society but this film was created to point out the purpose and to teach people the purpose of life. Of course, I agree with the self awareness point, but the film did not point out exactly what this self awareness meant. The film is not the most exciting film. It is slow, and sometimes boring. But it is a message film about what makes life worth living, and the purpose of life.

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Billy Tucker

The story begins in Poland and crosses the border into Germany and a German missionary with a good intentions goes back in search of the mother of the mother. What happens is the mother of this missionary is wrongly sentenced to ten years in prison and her son is deported to Germany. The mother of the missionary is interviewed about the ten years sentence and there is a twist to this story when she is telling the story and they make it look like the husband of her son was murdered. I think this story is a good example of international communication, good stories and inspiring people to start talking with each other, that way the conflict is solved peacefully. The missionary family is the main actors in this documentary and the refugee girl who was shot by the German soldier was very sensitive in her behavior and talking to her mother. All the things that happen in this documentary are so realistic that you feel that you are actually living this story and you are living the same times as the people who are talking about it. I feel this is a documentary that will make you cry and enjoy the story of the protagonist.

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Carl B.

I will keep this short: this movie is really good. Very intense. I liked the fact that we didn't see the whole dirty details in the movie. I saw part of it myself during the movie and I felt like it was missing. I also like that it is a movie from the Russian Federation, and if the people who made the movie chose to edit it in English I might have loved it even more, because the movie is completely based on reality. It's a really interesting movie, but it could be improved with a few things, like the ending, it left a little bit of open, that I didn't feel good about. Anyway I really recommend this movie.

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Donald Hamilton

The soundtrack to these wonderful films is almost impossible to find. I'm not a metal fan, but the images of Marilyn Manson are enough to get a head spinning. The images and sound effects were captured from different angles, which I found important. The shots were very quiet and focused in a way that made the images truly stand out. The pictures are framed in a way that reminds me of a documentary. They didn't take a lot of risks, but they had great attention to detail and capture the way the images are "in." They really helped make the videos and films. I highly recommend this documentary to anyone. The images alone made the content of the film worthwhile.

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This documentary introduces the story of James Whiting and gives an insight into the fact that he was obsessed with golf, making it to the 1992 Masters of Europe in New Orleans. The story begins with a visit to the course by his brother Roger, who spent years shooting matches and told his brother how much he enjoyed playing the sport. The documentary focuses on the fact that James would not let any person, including his family, into his house or during those years. James' brother Roger was not only a great golfer, but also a great dad and also a great man. Roger Whiting Sr, is remembered for being the father who was most often seen working to make his family go healthy and successful. His father was a very caring and loyal man and he worked as hard as he did because he wanted his family to be happy. He also made sure that he was a good golf-watcher, an avid golfer and a great champion. Roger Whiting Sr's family is not like most people in the world. They are a very loving and considerate family who love their family and have a strong belief in what they stand for and their values. They are not like the stereotypical American families that a lot of people think of when it comes to the ideal family and they are very uncommon. Roger Whiting Sr's family is very rare and unusual and they are very special. This documentary is a perfect way to learn more about Roger's life and why he loved golf so much.

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The running time of this documentary was just over an hour, but the vast majority of the documentary was filled with tiny snippets of all the moments that mattered to us, the gamers who saw it at an early stage. It was clear that the filmmakers had access to quite a few current professional players, so we also got an insight into what the professional gaming industry is actually like. From the very early days of videogames to the evolution of gaming companies, from where they started to where they are now, the film explores the times and players and their motivations. All the stories and great video clips are extremely well put together and cover so much of the history of the industry, with a great insight into the worlds and characters that made the industry what it is. I cannot say enough about this documentary. It will be a very valuable resource for the gamer and the gamer's history!

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Olivia Myers

The word "chauvinist" comes to mind and the documentary on the 17-year-old Chinese girl who won an Olympic gold medal in marathon running shows her and her family to be more than a product of Chinese culture. They're an example of what Chinese people have done throughout history and what they still do today. Perhaps it's not surprising that there are many warlords and parties and the Communist party has been in power for more than half a century. The main protagonists, Gao Yifei, her family and father, Jack Chong, played by Lili Le, and young brother also well-defined. Both are part of a small but active revolutionary group fighting for their rights. She had to delay her medical treatment to the state because they wanted to check if she was still alive or not. Jack Chong is a member of a revolutionary party who doesn't believe in violence and is a leader in a communist community. Gao Yifei is more a "people's woman," showing courage and strength in her fight for her rights. The film makers do not misrepresent or overstate the revolution and the role of the Communist party, which is playing a limited role here. It's not a long documentary that could be seen more than once or twice. The approach is gentle, one that doesn't bring too much discussion and doesn't try to persuade. It simply tells the story and the characters.

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No, not exactly. This is an easy to watch documentary that follows a group of female athletes through their training regimens and their relationship with the men that surround them. The film makes an obvious point about the role of women in sport, but does so with a lot of subtlety and a tone that is both humorous and sympathetic. The film starts out fairly shaky, but the second half picks up nicely and finishes with a conclusion that I would have rated a 9 if I didn't know the ending before watching. Some people may find the film's focus on the female athletes and lack of focus on the men to be a bit stifling, but it's only at the end of the film that the focus shifts to the men and all seems to fit. I'm not sure how I would rate it, but I think it's worth watching for that reason alone.

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Evelyn C.

In my opinion, the French documentary film of the classic bobsleigh championship should have won this film category. It is an excellent, well made, entertaining documentary which captures the essence of the event without taking anything from it. Without the obvious close ups and close ups of the participants, it is almost impossible to see any aspect of the sport but is is an excellent documentary. I really like the film and wish it could have won more awards.

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Timothy G.

In "The Final Mission" (2005), the British SAS ambush and kidnap a successful young married couple, their children, and their gardener to force the kidnapper to release his hostages. The wives, including the kidnapper, beg for their lives, the hostages tell their story, and the kidnapper's attorney proclaims that he will seek mercy on the hostages and their families. There are five men and five women killed. There are thirteen people jailed. A young boy is missing. Several state agents resign or resign in protest. This movie is a sad indictment of what torture is, and how easy it is to use torture to elicit information. It also deals with the issue of whether the SAS should continue to use such tactics. There is also a lot of discussion of national security. This movie is not propaganda. It shows, for example, that the SAS employ a technique that "affects the intelligence". It also shows that intelligence officers have a lot of pride and don't show it, and they are willing to risk their lives to protect their country. I would recommend that people watch the movie, although it is a shame that it has been rated NC-17 in the UK. I think that it is very disturbing and shocking and not appropriate for anyone under 16.

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Gary M.

The first time I saw it was at a club, when it was first released on DVD. I went and saw it with my friend, who's parents are disabled and the only memory of his parents is of a lack of hearing and a comatose condition, only a little one. The director did a good job of capturing the colors and beauty of the Southern California scenery in an uplifting way. I felt a warmth for the people and was touched by the stories they shared. That has become a real bonding experience for me. Watching it now, I found myself drawn to the stories and not to the people. The stories were not gripping at all. A momentary encounter is enough to have me cry. At some point, I found myself wondering why is not everybody who has suffered the same way gone through some sort of therapy to help them move on. If that's the case, maybe this movie could be helpful to some people. Now, seeing the movie once again, I realize that it's a useful and beautiful film for those who have suffered similar things. Perhaps it's important for them to feel this way, too. I do wish that this film would have been more informative. Maybe, it could be a useful tool for those who have not suffered similar things. I believe that many people with disabilities do not have a lot of resources, even if they are able-bodied.

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Vincent B.

I really enjoyed the documentary. It's from a very popular lady who gave away some of her autobiography in her DVD - I think she has a lot of pressure to give some - I'm sure some of it is coming from the media who still claim she is a tough ladies' man - I'm going to get a copy for my daughter when it comes out. What I've noticed is that, unfortunately, the media has actually stopped listening to a lot of women. A lot of women are from the '60s, and they really want to see what that '60s generation is all about - in particular, the first ones. When it comes to the film, I did find myself laughing in several places - quite unintentionally. Perhaps I was in the 'right' mood, but there were a lot of genuinely hilarious moments. Also, it's an eye-opening experience to see how different the times are. People around me look at me funny when I say I'm a baby boomer. There are times when I say to myself "that's because I'm from the '60s - I'm about 50 and really quite different". There's a little bit of truth to that, but when I see footage of the music industry, I see the time when the rights were taken from women - not so much now. I'm not saying the media is to blame. People like me are more likely to believe the media's stories - the film is quite amusing. The fact that it's based on a 'true story' has made it an excellent story. All the people who will like this are people like me - we've all heard about the backlash. The movie shows that's not what the times were like. It's just an interesting story and one I'd like to read the book on, because I think the overall, from a female perspective, it's something I'd like to have read. The story is somewhat old-fashioned, though - it's about how women's rights and civil rights went and was changed. If we were to just remember what we saw when the media first started talking about that 'civil rights' era - it would be far more interesting. On top of that, it's not a movie I'd watch more than once. However, I can't really see why this shouldn't be seen by people interested in that era. So, I give it an 8.5 out of 10. I'm sure it's much less if you're not from the '60s - I know people from that era who still don't get the benefit of this, but I doubt that's the case - a lot of them now wouldn't know it was happening back then.

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JACKSONVILLE ISLAND is a documentary about surfing. It's a look at the lives of four young ladies from the Bahamas who start out surfing, but then lose interest and end up doing other things. One of them, Harriett Hines, discovers that surfing is the only thing that keeps her going. This film is highly enjoyable to watch, because of the slow-paced style and the frank, emotional footage. It's a story that shows women from different ethnic backgrounds and regionalities being able to overcome barriers and make something of themselves in the world of surfing. It is a story that keeps moving forward in the end.

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In 1986, a soccer star at a small town high school named Jackie Bannister traveled to Columbia, South Carolina, to be coached by the then-athletic head coach, Bobby Cremins. But when he returned home, he had become a teenage prostitute. He was accused of being the man who killed her two teenage roommates. However, his friend George Mallory, a new teacher at the school, convinced the police to let Jackie continue playing. Jackie, however, had been working for an alcoholic former player who had helped her win some of her wins. Jackie's boyfriend, Richard Purdy, later asked the police to investigate, but they were unable to do anything because Jackie had been working for a man who was always out of town, and she was very drunk. But Jackie had been paying him back. The police filed a false report about Jackie's drug use. Jackie's mother did not know what was going on, so she went to the police anyway. But when she found out that her daughter was a suspect in the murders, she also got involved in the investigation. But as she discovered, there was nothing to be done, because the police were bad and didn't want to do anything about the drug-using, rape-crying rape victim. So she and the others who worked for the high school eventually went on strike and went on strike for several weeks. They took up the case and went to court, but the police officer who was going to arrest Jackie realized that she could not stand trial and went home after a brief argument with his partner. Later on, the chief of police told the chief of staff that he was not going to jail for the arrest of a school-teacher. So the police officer resigned. But the principal, Deon Franklin, tried to charge Jackie, saying that her arrest was part of a conspiracy of getting a witness. But a magistrate said that it was necessary to arrest her to show that her silence was an actual threat. The police sergeant, David Ruetsche, was later fired after he took Jackie to court and testified that he had not known that Jackie was a prostitute. There were also other problems with the case. Eventually, the police finally found that Jackie had been using drugs and raped women. This led to a raid on the school. Jackie's rapist was acquitted, but she was given a suspended sentence. Her mother came to New York to testify against her daughter in court. This led to the case finally being settled. But it also led to her joining the Boy Scouts and using the nickname "Winkies." Her scholarship was eventually taken away. So now Jackie is a cheerleader for the state school and just graduated. I think that this movie, which is about a high school rape case, is very good because it tells the story of the case and it shows the other side of the story. I think that this was made for teenagers, because it was filmed mostly in New York state. The shooting and the lighting are excellent. I think that this is an excellent movie and I recommend it. It's not a great movie but it's a good movie.

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Doris Olson

I am a big fan of the sport, and I had never heard about this documentary before, so I watched it with no expectations. Unfortunately, I learned a lot about the topic and I am now much more interested in the sport. Of course, I know very little about the history of the sport in France, but I think that a documentary that is more in the vein of "Tournament" would have been very good. But I found that I could not really understand the documentary. But I guess the main problem was that, I did not know what to expect, I knew very little about the sport. If someone knows the sport and can show me, please do, but I am not a video-maker, and even if I could, I still would not be able to see the meaning of it. Anyway, I recommend that anyone who is interested in the sport and what happened during the time should watch it.

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Dorothy Anderson

The 3rd part of the Who Killed the Indian Queen series about how the White Man is responsible for taking away women's rights and its consequences and also how women have to fight for their rights. It is an essential part of the whole story and important of the whole story that it shows that "women are not weak". First part was about the Indian Queen and her blood feud with the British and she was trying to protect her own culture and her people and also trying to gain the independence for the Indian tribes. Then, part 3 showed the incredible struggle between Queen Victoria and her daughter. Victoria, in her arrogance, thought that she would rule India like she did her own empire and it was an evil and false idea. But then in the final stages of the battle, she realized her mistake and decided to be the mother to India and also to defend her family. So I am very happy that we have this part about the Women of India and the role of women in India today. To the other part, we have a great story about the struggle between the Britishers and Indians. To the other parts, we have a great story about the English who were trying to support the British Empire. In conclusion, I am very glad that there is a part which shows how powerful, important and important women are in this world and that they have to defend their rights to ensure their rights. To end with, I am happy that there is a great part of the world and that women are not weak and they can fight for their rights. And most importantly, they don't have to be a victim. Lastly, I am happy that India was not just a political colony like the US, but was also a rich and developing country. I think this is very important. So my recommendation, go watch this movie and watch the movie and support women's rights. And I am proud of the brave and beautiful women who fought against the British in India.

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Marie Cook

When I saw this documentary the first thing I noticed was how good it looked. Although you are never quite sure if you are looking at a black & white film or a color one, it is a very interesting experience. If it weren't for all of the technical problems it would be one of my all time favorite documentaries. But, this documentary does not present the problems as they really are. Instead, it tells you what to expect when you go to see this film. Unfortunately, with a little more time the technical problems would have been solved, and this film could have been a masterpiece. For example, the camera angle between the foreground and background would have been much better, and it would have made the documentary much more complete. Instead, what we see is this wide shot of the back of the woman's head, with all of the background and foreground shots below her. It would have been amazing if it were a colour film, and it wouldn't have affected the overall experience. As it is, this film is so different from any other documentary I've seen. The special effects are amazing. While I was watching this film I constantly was asking myself what the effects were, and I kept wondering if it was just magic, or if I really needed to know what was going on. I also wondered if this would actually be a documentary about the effects of drugs on the human mind, rather than just some celebrity gossip or celebrity scandal, and I realized it wasn't. The documentary doesn't contain the real reality of the effects of drugs, and it does not focus on the effects of drugs alone. Instead, it focuses on the effects of drugs and the general effect of drugs on the human mind. Instead of focusing on the fact that drugs can make people do things they wouldn't normally do, or that drugs are only a drug problem or whatever, it focuses on the effect of drugs. You can feel the emotions of the people in the film. Sometimes the emotional effect is just sad, and sometimes it's interesting. There are lots of songs in the documentary that work well, but in a documentary you want to hear the music itself. This was the main flaw in this documentary, and unfortunately that is what a lot of people complained about. I would rather watch a documentary with a different style than I would a documentary with music. This is actually a very good documentary that is very difficult to find, and it has the power to make a huge impact on its audience. I highly recommend this documentary to any viewers who are interested in seeing the world through the eyes of the drug in it, because it is an important way to understand drug problems.

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George Henderson

This was a great look at the unique nature of women in the professional world. From the ideas of varying ways to get paid, from the innate need for respect, from being a "big sister" to the role of a mom in a war. All very interesting ideas. However, the biggest issue I have is that the film jumps all over the place, very much like a Tim Burton film, which is fine, but it could have been done a lot better. Once again, good ideas, but with too many little subplots, it's not as coherent and can easily lead to a question. This time around it is a women's tennis team (that includes a perfect golf player who may be the best female player in the world) vs. the professional golf tour. While I'm a big fan of the professional sports, I really could not tell if they were talking about tennis or golf. It would have helped if the film had a clear theme (i.e. not boxing or tennis) and focused less on small subplots. Overall, it's a good look into the world of women and women's professional tennis.

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I'm a Russian and am looking for information about what makes some Russians or even everyone who's who the state believes they are. The purpose of this documentary is to make people understand that this is a real "spy" and "power game". One of the victims of it is just like an actor from the US and he lives with the rage of his government, by showing his work. It's a "sod" to watch. It's not even true, there's no true truth. I'm sure the documentary would be more interesting if it was true. It's just a "conspiracy theory" which is the only one they can think up. A total waste of time.

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Victoria Montgomery

Stunning footage of Robert's training in the ring, from weight reduction to a full combat stance, is broken up with interviews from his twin brother. 'The Singles' is a study of a forgotten time in modern boxing history, a time when multiple men pitted against each other in hope of making the Top 15, and for the U.S. championship, in the early 1970s. Robert played the role of "Kurt" to perfection. 'The Singles' is the story of the slow, and then very slow, decline of the United States' heavyweight champion, Mr. Kurt Hennig. Robert is shown in interviews as an unknown, and barely competing with his brother, Kevin. They both run into problems like the army, alcohol and gambling addiction. But their time with boxing is different. Their wives are among the amateur ring touts, and they're not the sole stable in the house, but they take care of each other. Robert is shown to be the man behind the man. He runs the gym where it's at and was the first to train, and ultimately become a champion. His personality is shown to be very much an integral part of the success of the family business. The editing by the director is very well done. It's very easy to take a viewer into the film and realize this is real footage. It's fascinating how much this interview is a part of what made Robert a success. The film is also very interesting in the way it isn't focused on one man. When people ask, "What happened to Kurt? Where is he now?" this is the answer. The story begins to take shape as the brothers first fight. The brothers' journey takes them from women, to drugs, to family and their business, to the cameras. This is just as good of a documentary as any other. There are also interesting scenes with family and friends as the brothers show their inner battle. 'The Singles' is well done, with more than just one single man. It's a story of family and the rise and fall of a fighter who stayed loyal to his family and all the people in his life. The film is also very interesting in the way that we see how that love is not just an one-sided thing, and it's good to see the life of one of the greatest fighters in history with a deeper look. 'The Singles' is worth the watch. There is a lot of great footage, and there is a lot of fascinating footage. It's an entertaining story of one of the greatest fighters of all time.

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Diana Ward

I think the main reason the people who rated this movie so high are from the US. The people who rated it low aren't as dumb as most people think. Some of the comments were annoying to say the least. It seems like when they say something positive about this movie, you get a full hour of it or even more. I actually think the women that were making some of these comments could have been given more information about the game, if you will. I agree that it isn't the best documentary I have ever seen but I don't think it should be judged based on the quality of it.

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Lori G.

As a swimmer, I can relate to the pain and anxiety over these obstacles in swimming. As a long-time American, this film gives me an appreciation for the famous Americans (who I am not but I could give a good account on the performance and humor). I'm a native of Florida but I grew up in a South Bronx suburb with children from two moms and a single dad. This film gives a glimpse of what this community has become, so this film is so relevant for the Cuban-American community. This is why this film is so important to me.

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For those who like to keep a journal and "write the record" I strongly recommend this documentary for you. This documentary covers a rather complex subject and, of course, must have an expert on the subject. The kind of technical detail and reporting techniques and wording and delivery can and do distort the original meaning. What the director does not do, nor do I, is to consider what is actually "true" and why. That would, for me, be a shame because it, in the end, is the most fascinating part of this film and has a lot to do with the hero's personal nature. I still do not understand the choice to use musical scores of the era and to use footage and clips of the scenes where the hero was supposed to be going through the "big moment" - a really good video clip of one of the first battles of "Nova Zenia" from The Austro-Hungarian Empire. There was no need to use such a montage and I found it to be quite misleading. I find the exact same montage for moments when the hero did not really have a moment of great personal triumph or personal achievement. And, in fact, that is the film's biggest flaw. The documentary was supposed to be about the hero but, as always, I had no idea what it was supposed to be about. He was only a wrestler, then a boxer, a professional coach. There is a limit to what is possible and I think in this film there was an overall goal of conveying the whole human experience. That was not successful. I would have preferred to have seen interviews with the wrestler, the boxing champion, the World's Strongest Man and the World's Greatest Martial Artist. This would have been a far more complete documentary. I am not as unbiased as I could be in this as I am very fond of the former hero and I do not feel an emotional connection to the latter.

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Michael O.

As a long time fan of athletics, my heart was racing the entire time. The way everyone viewed their sports and the competition was exciting and inspirational. If you're a fan of sports, you definitely should see this movie.