By Kenneth MERCKEN

INTRAMOVIES - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2018

Felix, a cycling rider, signs up for an Italian team, he wants to become a pro no matter what, excelling his father.

& Awards

Gent IFF 2018
Gala Premieres
Hong-Kong Filmart 2019
Raindance IFF 2019
Rotterdam IFFR 2019
Goteborg IFF 2019
Ingmar Bergman Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 97 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kenneth MERCKEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Kenneth MERCKEN, Monica STAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Koen MORTIER (Czar Film), Eurydice GYSEL (Czar Film), Olivier RAUSIN (CLIMAX FILMS), Giovanni POMPILI (KINO PRODUZIONI)
    • Synopsis
    • Felix Vereecke grows up as an insider at his father’s veteran league cycling races, an outlandish milieu with no shortage of alcohol, violence, and prohibited substances.
      He wants to become a pro no matter what, excelling his father Mathieu, who seeks to fulfil his own failed dreams of cycling glory.
      As an adult, Felix turns out to be incredibly gifted. When he becomes national junior champion, he follows his own path towards the promised land of youth cycling: Italy. The merciless competition and his feeble health, however, threaten to become his downfall.