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Release Date:
10 June 2004 (Germany) See more »
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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For cycling fans only See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)
Erik Zabel ... Himself
Rolf Aldag ... Himself
Andreas Klöden ... Himself
Alexander Vinokurov ... Himself
Steve Zampieri ... Himself
Dieter Ruthenberg ... Himself (as 'Eule' Dieter Ruthenberg)
Mario Kummer ... Himself
Serge Laget ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lance Armstrong ... Himself (uncredited)
Santiago Botero ... Himself (uncredited)
Baden Cooke ... Himself (uncredited)
Jan Ullrich ... Himself (uncredited)
Richard Virenque ... Himself (uncredited)
Herbert Watterott ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Pepe Danquart 
Werner Schweizer (co-director) (as Werner 'Swiss' Schweizer)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pepe Danquart 

Produced by
Hans Robert Eisenhauer .... producer: Arte
Jutta Krug .... producer: WDR
Wolfgang Landgraeber .... producer
Mirjam Quinte .... producer
Paul Riniker .... producer: SF DRS
Werner Schmitz .... line producer
Claudia Schröder .... co-producer
Werner Schweizer .... co-producer (as Werner 'Swiss' Schweizer)
Original Music by
Josef Bach 
Till Brönner 
Arne Schumann 
Cinematography by
Michael Hammon 
Wolfgang Thaler 
Filip Zumbrunn 
Film Editing by
Mona Bräuer 
Sergej Range 
Production Management
Beatrice Hallenbarter .... production manager
Joelle Saba Suys .... unit manager
Art Department
Laurence James .... color finishing
Micha Seger .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Stephan Liepe .... foley recordist
Erik Mischijew .... sound designer
Matz Müller .... sound designer
Thomas Neumann .... sound editor
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Martin Steyer .... sound re-recording mixer
Christoph Ulbich .... foley editor
Wolfgang Widmer .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Juergen Kupka .... colourist
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Amann .... assistant camera
Attila Boa .... assistant camera
Ciro Cappellari .... video camera
Michael Glawogger .... video camera
Philipp Koller .... assistant camera
Gerd Krenkenberg .... camera archive
Editorial Department
Yvonne Steiner .... negative cutter
Philippe Marceau .... thanks: for Tour Eiffel
Fritz Pleitgen .... thanks: for Team Telekom
Gerard Porte .... thanks: for A.S.O. Amaury Sports Organisation
Michael Schmid-Ospach .... thanks: for Team Telekom

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Höllentour" - Germany (original title)
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Germany:120 min | Hong Kong:123 min | Argentina:123 min
Color | Black and White (archive footage)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Germany:0 (f) | Singapore:NC-16 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Zurich)
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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
For cycling fans only, 14 February 2005
Author: Mort-31 from Vienna, Austria

I am not a cycling fan, and I would not have gone to see this film if I had not won the tickets.

Now, having seen it, I would still rather have won tickets for any another one because this documentary is not nearly as enthralling for people like me as it would for somebody who is a real cycling fan who watches the Tour de France on television every year.

On the other hand, it was not as boring as I expected. Especially the first of the two hours had bizarre and even funny scenes, a weird display of reality that makes some documentaries so interesting, and some of the images of the French landscape and this colourful mass of people cycling through it are really beautiful and sensational.

The whole film has something sensationalistic to it, especially created by the powerful and rather heavy score. Well, I guess this made it at least more entertaining for non-fans like me.

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