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What can I say? The Tour de France is over for another year. It's dogged in scandal. In a year that's been depressing for cycling fans, this was just the icing on the cake.
What to do? What to do?
Why, watch a movie, of course. But not just any movie. A movie that reminds the Cinéfolle why she likes the sport in the first place, and restores her faith in all that is good about cycling. Oh, there's a dose of reality, but like all good movies, it leaves you feeling fulfilled at the end.
So what are you waiting for? Download the episode now, and let's get on with it!
The essay by Philippe Delerm (and I wondered if he was Vincent Delerm's father!) that I spoke about can be found in English. I didn't know that before this, now I'm curious to see how it was translated!
You can check out stills from the movie at Benoît Poelvoorde's web site.
Le vélo de Ghislain Lambert (2001. Directed by Philippe Harel, Starring Benoît Poelvoorde, José Garcia and Daniel Ceccaldi)
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