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Le vélo de Ghislain Lambert (2001)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ghislain Lambert
... Claude Lambert
... Maurice Focodel
... Denis
Emmanuel Quatra ... Riccardo Fortuna
Jean-Baptiste Iera ... Fabrice Bouillon
Christelle Cornil ... Babette
Fernand Guiot ... M. de Kimpe
Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert ... Mme Lambert (as Jacqueline Pappaert)
Guy Van Riet ... Carlos
Isabelle Giami ... Monique
Koen De Koker ... Freddy
Nicole Valberg ... Mme Vandenbroek
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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Budget:

FRF 77,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,582,489 (France), 2 November 2001
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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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Philippe Harel directs a film about a loser who emerges as a true hero !!!!
14 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

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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