In 1977, Philippe Ribiere is born in Martinique with the Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. Abandoned by his parents, he is left to the hospital, where he is bound to spend the first four years of his life and undergo a series of arm and leg operations. He is alone and different. At the age of 4, he is taken to France to be adopted by a French family.
In 1994, Philippe discovers climbing, which is much more of a challenge to him than it is to others. However, he also discovers how to turn his handicap into an advantage trough climbing and so make his way into the society.
The story of Philippe Ribiere is a story of loneliness, searching for the answers, discovering of being different, it is a story of courage, will, fearlessness, freedom, seeking for love and overcoming the impossible.
WILD ONE TOUR
The story of Philippe Ribiere is truly an inspirational one. His journey was long and strenuous, and full of struggle and growth, just like everything else in this life. The Wild One shows us that we can surpass our disabilities, overcome our inner challenges, and find courage, freedom and ultimately, love.
Are you interested in bringing The Wild One to a screen near you? A blu-ray copy of the film along with the rights to host a private screening of the film are purchasable through FilmIt. Philippe Ribiere is also available for motivational speeches on how and why he embraces all that life has to offer. For more information about hosting a screening of The Wild One or scheduling a talk by Philippe Ribiere, please contact
DIRECTOR: JURE BRECELJNIK
STORY: JURE BRECELJNIK, PHILIPPE RIBIERE
KOLE KOLIŠEVSKI, JURE BRECELJNIK
JURE BRECELJNIK, PIERE DOMINIQUE LENA
SLOVENIAN FILM CENTER | RTV SLOVENIJA | RESTART | STUDIO RITEM
88’ AND 52’ MINUTE DOCUMENTARY MOVIE
16:9 HD COLOR
1080P, 25P(APPLE PRORES 4444)
SOUND 5.1(88’), STEREO(52’)
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WILD ONE : view by mmahNimation
ImmahNimation made this short animation for Philippe Ribiere to promote the documentary.
The animation is based on a poem written and read by Philippe Ribiere himself.
Design & Animation:
by Laura Dumitru
Cristian Simion soundcloud.com/cristiansimion-1