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The Racer (2020)

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It follows a rider who, after being dropped from the team, is reinstated following a doping error.

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Kieron J. Walsh
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Louis Talpe ... Dominique Chabol
Matteo Simoni ... Lupo 'Tartare' Marino
Tara Lee ... Dr. Lynn Brennan
Iain Glen ... 'Sonny' McElhone
Karel Roden ... Viking
Timo Wagner ... Stefano Drago
Sarah Carroll ... Stewardess
Diogo Cid Diogo Cid ... Enzo
Ward Kerremans Ward Kerremans ... Lionel Dardonne
Paul Robert ... Erik Schultz
Anthony Mairs Anthony Mairs ... Tony
Eoin Byrne Eoin Byrne ... The Kid
Ozan Saygi Ozan Saygi ... Yilmaz
Sebastian Collet Sebastian Collet ... Karlson
Charles Sobry Charles Sobry ... Kiwi
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Summer 1998 - the opening stages of Le Tour de France are relocated to Ireland. Belgian rider Dom Chabol (late 30s) has been one of the best "Domestiques" (support riders) on the Tour for the last 20 years. It's a sacrificial role - setting pace, blocking wind, and providing support to enable the team's sprinter to victory - winning is not an option. But Dom secretly harbours a desire to wear the yellow jersey - just once before his career is over. At the start of what will likely be his last Tour, Dom is unceremoniously dropped from the Team he has dedicated his life to. His best mate Sonny, the team masseur, fails to reassure him about his future. But a chance liaison with Lynn, a young Irish doctor, softens the blow, and Dom starts to accept - and even enjoy - the idea of civilian life. But as he gears up to go home and to face his estranged sister, a massive doping error knocks another teammate off the Tour and Dom is thrown back in the saddle. Written by Kieron J. Walsh

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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The Racer was due to have its world premiere at SXSW 2020 in the Narritive Spotlight section. However the entire festival was canceled due to fears about Covid 19. See more »

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Good movie
20 September 2020 | by nickpedersenSee all my reviews

Its properbly not a 100% true insight of a Tour De France racing team, but it gives an insight of the dramas and the doping in a team. This takes place in Ireland 1998 where the Tour begins. And we follow a man in a team during the first three races in Ireland, before the Tour continues in France. Its a fairly good movie with lots of drama, and there is also room for a little love story :-) See it as a movie, and not as a documentary.


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Ireland | Luxembourg | Belgium

Release Date:

18 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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