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Release Date:
10 June 2004 (Germany) See more »
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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An excellent insight into professional cycling 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:o.Al. (f) | Singapore:NC-16 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Zurich)
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An excellent insight into professional cycling, 30 January 2006
Author: bat2111 from Aachen, Germany

'Höllentour' for me is regarded as the best cycling movie of the last five years, which gives an authentic insight into the real-life of professional cyclists during the 'Tour de France', the most outstanding bike-race in the world. The protagonists Aldag & Zabel do not really act, instead they just do what pros are used to do during extreme race situations with its ups and downs- they fall down and stand up again, which has a very motivating effect(perhaps a successful further development of method acting). From the very beginning of the movie both convince by their natural and sympathetic manner. For the audience it is definitely worth to get an intimate insight into the work of a professional cyclist. Danquart succeeds in transporting aesthetic pictures and combines them with a superb soundtrack. Some scenes, e.g. the prologue in Paris, are so motivating just by the power of their pictures. Even non-cyclists really enjoyed the film, since it does not demonstrate special secrets for insiders, but convinces with a fascinating composition of narrative means,e.g. editing, music, flashbacks and 'actors', who play their own role authentically.

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