EN - Felix grows up as an inside spectator at veterans’ bike races - a violent, drug-infused world where his father dominates with both pedals and fists. Felix follows in his footsteps and even surpasses his talent, making his father proud but jealous at the same time. On the way to become a pro rider, Felix rebels and flees to Italy, the promised land of youth cycling. However, his body doesn’t respond to the widespread miracle drug EPO and he ends up drained by the brutal training. His father comes to the rescue by transfusing his own blood to him. Now nothing can stop them, not even the threat of cancer. After all, what is cancer compared to winning the race of your dreams?

Info

Title Coureur
Original title Coureur
Original language Dutch, English, Italian
Status In production
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2018

Credits

Cast Niels Willaerts, Koen De Graeve, Karlijn Sileghem, Loïc Bellemans, Günther Lesage
Photography Martijn van Broekhuizen
Editing Manu Van Hove, Senjan Jansen
Sound Luc Cuveele, Senjan Jansen
Art director Pepijn Van Looy
Costume Florence Scholtes
Makeup Sky van der Hoek

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Le Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Screen Flanders, Canvas
Production partners Climax Films (BE), Kino Produzioni (IT)
Tax shelter partners BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance

Festivals

2014: When East Meets West - Trieste Film Festival (IT), CoProduction Village - Les Arcs European Film Festival (FR)

2013: Script & Pitch Torino FilmLab (IT)

2012: Binger Writers Lab (NL)

Awards

2014: Emerging Talent Award - When East Meets West / Trieste Film Festival (IT)

CONNeXT confirms the first 15

The initial 15 titles are confirmed for the second outing of Flemish invitation-only networking event CONNeXT (formerly NeXT). The event, whose slogan is ‘Connect to what’s new and who’s next’, will run over an intense and hospitable three-and-a-half days of networking, pitching, screenings and keynote talks due to be held in Ghent from 8-11 October.

CONNeXT 17The latest completed Flemish films - plus (new in 2017) a selection of TV series - will be screened, while a selection of projects at various stages from development to post-production will be pitched to top professionals, including sales agents from Europe and North America and programmers from festivals such as Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Tribeca, Toronto and SXSW.

Published on Friday 19 May 2017

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Last edited by Czar TV on 19 April 2017

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Director Kenneth Mercken
Producers Eurydice Gysel, Koen Mortier
Writers Kenneth Mercken, Monica Stan
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