COUREUR

By Kenneth MERCKEN

CZAR FILM - as PROD

Drama - Post-Production 2018


Festivals
& Awards

When East Meets West 2014
Emerging Talent Award
Gent IFF 2016
Flanders NeXT Perfect Pitch Award
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, ITALY
    • Languages
    • DUTCH, ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kenneth MERCKEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Kenneth MERCKEN, Monica STAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Eurydice GYSEL (CZAR Film), Koen MORTIER (CZAR Film), Olivier RAUSIN (CLIMAX Films), Giovanni POMPILI (Kino Produzioni)
    • Synopsis
    • Felix grows up as an inside spectator of a veterans’ cycling league. A violent, drug-infused world where his father dominates both with pedals and fists. Felix tries to follow in his father’s footsteps and even surpasses his talent. Once he’s grown he signs up for an Italian semi-pro team and although he’s close to becoming a professional rider, Felix discovers that his body does not respond to the widespread miracle drug: EPO. He ends up drained by the brutal training and has no choice left but to accept bloodtransfusions from his father. Now nothing can stop them, not even the threat of cancer. After all, what is cancer compared to winning the race of your dreams?
    • Partners & financing
    • VAF (Flemish Audiovisual Fund), Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Screen Flanders, Canvas, RTBF, IDM Film Fund Alto Adige, BNPPB Film Finance.
    • Production schedule
    • Completion: 2018
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 13, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • May 26, 2017
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