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 father’s footsteps, making him proud but jealous at the same time. On his way to becoming a pro rider, he 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 with a blood transfusion. Now nothing can stop them, not even the threat of cancer. After all, what is cancer compared to winning the race of your dreams?


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


Cast Niels Willaerts, Koen De Graeve, Karlijn Sileghem, Fortunato Cerlino, Nicola Rignanese, 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, Christophe Pidre
Makeup Sky van der Hoek
Music Jan Swerts

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format DCP
Sound format Dolby SRD
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (FWB), Screen Flanders, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission, Canvas, RTBF
Production partners Climax Films (BE), Kino Produzioni (IT)
Tax shelter partners BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance


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)


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

Flanders Image unveils CONNeXT’s full film line-up

Flanders Image has unveiled the full line-up of features to be presented — either in full, as a work in progress or as a pitch — at the second outing of its invitation-only networking event CONNeXT (8-11 October). Among the titles is new work from established filmmakers, including Oscar®-nominated directors Stijn Coninx, Dominique Deruddere and Michaël R. Roskam, as well as projects from a number of exciting up-and-coming filmmakers.

CONNeXT 17At CONNeXT, festival curators, sales agents and buyers are offered a chance to get a glimpse of what is coming up in 2018 and beyond.

Published on Monday 4 September 2017

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

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