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Ventoux (2015)

Four old friends relive happy days gone by as they climb France's Mont Ventoux by bike like they did thirty years before, only to find themselves forced to face a ghost from their shared past.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kasper van Kooten Kasper van Kooten ... Bart
Wilfried de Jong Wilfried de Jong ... André
Leopold Witte Leopold Witte ... Joost
Wim Opbrouck ... David
Maruschka Detmers ... Laura
Alex Hendrickx ... Bart (young)
Jonas Smulders ... André (young)
Jip van den Dool Jip van den Dool ... Joost (young)
Bram Verrecas Bram Verrecas ... David (young)
Abbey Hoes ... Laura (young)
Martijn Lakemeier ... Peter
Matthieu Sys ... Fabio
Florence Vos Weeda Florence Vos Weeda ... Dochter Bart
Marieke Dilles ... Journaliste
Rob Harmeling Rob Harmeling ... Gerrit Tankink
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Four old friends relive happy days gone by as they climb France's Mont Ventoux by bike like they did thirty years before, only to find themselves forced to face a ghost from their shared past.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

14 May 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Ванту See more »

Filming Locations:

Mont Ventoux, Vaucluse, France

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Box Office

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$852,540
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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

The scene where the wine tasting took place was actually shot at Rodenbach, a beer brewery in Roeselaere, Belgium. See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits are shown under an angle of about 10 degrees referring to the mountain the cyclists climbed in the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Bloedend Hart
Performed by Alex Hendrickx
Written by Huub van der Lubbe & Bert Stelder
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Recommended, especially for cyclists
14 May 2015 | by jessereith94See all my reviews

After riding le Mont Ventoux myself, I couldn't wait to watch this movie as soon as possible. Set in the beautiful landscape of le Provence, you first experience what men like to do most: hanging out with each other, riding on their bikes and drinking alcohol. But behind this simple routine of decadence, there lies a great drama, hidden in time. Old relationships and hatred come together.

The movie overall is not the same as the book, but the slight differences didn't bother me at all. The casting is good, hence the characters are portrayed both young and old by different actors. The nice blend between good actors and the sensation of cycling on the mythical mountain kept me on my seat. Non-cyclists may or may not recognize all quotes and references used in this movie, like 'De Renner' by Tim Krabbé or the methods that are used to clean your bike. There is, however, a lot to enjoy for anyone.


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