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Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle (2001)

Le vélo de Ghislain Lambert (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 24 October 2001 (Belgium)
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 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 ... Babette
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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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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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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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 »

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Referenced in In His Hands (2005) See more »

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Not number one in cycling, but number one in acting !
13 December 2002 | by ericboucqSee all my reviews

Once again, Benoît Poelvoorde proves to us that he is a great actor. He plays Ghislain Lambert, a second class professional cyclist whose role in the team is to support the leader. Poelvoorde makes the jump from comedy to drama and is able to play with our emotions. The movie shows us, in a very realistic manner, the "backstage" of professional cycling, and at the same time maintains its sense of humor. Don't worry, even if you're not into this sport, this movie will never bore you....If you enjoy Poelvoorde as an actor, I also recommend watching "Les convoyeurs attendent". Poelvoorde is never as good as he is when he plays common people.


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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:

FRF77,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,794,947
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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