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Le vélo de Ghislain Lambert (2001)

In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest tragedy? Not having the legs his heart deserves.

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Philippe Harel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Ghislain Lambert
José Garcia ... Claude Lambert
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Maurice Focodel
Sacha Bourdo ... Denis
Emmanuel Quatra Emmanuel Quatra ... Riccardo Fortuna
Jean-Baptiste Iera Jean-Baptiste Iera ... Fabrice Bouillon
Christelle Cornil Christelle Cornil ... Babette
Fernand Guiot Fernand Guiot ... M. de Kimpe
Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert ... Mme Lambert (as Jacqueline Pappaert)
Guy Van Riet Guy Van Riet ... Carlos
Isabelle Giami Isabelle Giami ... Monique
Koen De Koker Koen De Koker ... Freddy
Nicole Valberg Nicole Valberg ... Mme Vandenbroek
Michel de Warzee Michel de Warzee ... M. Vandenbroek
Jean-Pierre Gos ... Docteur Mabuse
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Storyline

In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest tragedy? Not having the legs his heart deserves. Written by Aline

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France] (French)

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 October 2001 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Biciklista See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 77,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,582,489 (France), 2 November 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The Distracted (Le Distrait) est shown in the cinema, it was released in 1970/1971 but the newsreel speaks about a visit in the Congo by the King under the Belgian administration which ended in 1960... See more »

Connections

Referenced in Entre ses mains (2005) See more »

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One for the cycling fans
19 July 2007 | by SandcoolerSee all my reviews

If you're into the Tour de France culture, this is probably a pretty suitable movie for you. If you couldn't care less like me, there really isn't much left. The love plot in this movie is as standard as they get, and Ghislain Lambert is not the likable character the director thought he was portraying. In fact he's quite annoying. The movie is not slow, but it is in fact boring. There's a lot of stuff happening throughout, but none of it is interesting to me because I can't stand most of these characters. This movie has some qualities though. The cinematography is pretty good and the atmosphere of cycling is captured pretty well, as far as I can judge that. Apart from that, I don't care for it.


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