A simple story about a family break up..... but that is totally secondary in interest to the view of 50's Copenhagen culture at the "six day race" If you do not have any knowledge of indoor cycle racing the film would be meaningless. It presents a story revolving around a little boy deposited in the centre of an international bike race by his father; who is one of the stars. His mother also present and her lover; also one of the (new) stars of the bike race. These are the characters at the core. Sounds impossible but somehow it seems to work! Mixing in rivalries and jealousies on the track and the defeat of the elder statesman.
The vignettes of the crowd are effective if a little clumsy, the audience scenes shine, being genuine!
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