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by Kenneth Mercken


Young Felix’ idols are not the typical childhood heroes. He grows up as an inside spectator at cycling races of a small veterans’ league. A bizarre environment where violence and drugs seem to reign, especially by his father Mathieu. Felix tries to follow in his father’s footsteps and signs up for an Italian semi-pro team. Although he’s close to achieving his goal of becoming a professional rider, Felix discovers that his body is not made for the game…

original title: Coureur
country: Belgium, Italy
sales agent: Intramovies
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Kenneth Mercken
film run: 96'
release date: BE 13/03/2019
screenplay: Kenneth Mercken, Monica Stan
cast: Fortunato Cerlino, Koen De Graeve, Karlijn Sileghem, Günther Lesage, Nicola Rignanese, Loïc Bellemans, Niels Willaerts, Vladislav Prigunov, Anton Petrov, Patrick Tuerlinckx
cinematography by: Martijn Van Broekhuizen
film editing: Manu Van Hove
art director: Mohamed Ayada, Pepijn Van Looy
costumes designer: Christophe Pidré, Florence Scholtes
producer: Eurydice Gysel, Koen Mortier
co-producer: Giovanni Pompili, Olivier Rausin
line producer: Koen Fransen
production: Czar Brussels, Climax Films, Kino Produzioni
backing: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) (BE), Le Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), Screen Flanders (BE), IDM Alto Adige (IT), Canvas, RTBF (BE), The Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter System (BE), FVG Film Commission (IT), MiBAC - Tax Credit (IT)
distributor: Paradiso Filmed Entertainment Belgique, Paradiso Entertainment BV
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