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Philippe Harel directs a film about a loser who emerges as a true hero !!!!
Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle is not a simple film about cycling.It is a film about one of the life's little heroes who does not give up.Although there are numerous references to lives of cyclists and races,there is no documentary footage in the film.Director Philippe Harel has presented his film as a work of fiction with numerous intelligent episodes involving Ghislain,his brother,his friends and his wife.If the current generation is aware of cycling and its exploits then it might be due to the popularity of American cyclist Lance Armstrong.He brought so much glory to the sport.However,it was a different story in seventies.It was a time when Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx was the true king of cycling.This was also the time when our eponymous hero Ghislain Lambert started to pedal.However,he was not able to achieve fame and glory as achieved by Eddy.This did not deter him to marry the girl of his choice and have children.Lastly, if a viewer is looking for a nice film about sports,one need not travel far as 'Le vélo de Ghislain Lambert' is a perfect choice which fluctuates between comedy and drama.
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