Feature Film | 2018 | Drama, Sport | Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg
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    Brief synopsis

    It’s 1998, the infamous year when the opening stages of the ‘Tour de France’ are relocated to Ireland – and news breaks of the massive drug scandal permeating the sport.
    Dominique « Dom » Chabol (French – late 30s) has been one of the best ‘Domestiques” (support rider) 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 – for domestiques, winning is not on the table.
    But at the start of the Tour, Dom is unceremoniously dropped. His best mate Sonny, the team masseur, fails to reassure him about his future. A chance liaison with Lynn, a young doctor, softens the blow, and with her help 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 leaves a teammate literally pissing blood… Dom is thrown back in the saddle – and realises it’s now or never if he ever hopes to be more than a domestique…
    Quelle: Calach Films


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Kevin JanssensDominique Chabol [L]
    Peter MullanSonny [SR]
    Matteo SimoniTartare [SR]


    Costume Departmentcostume designerUli Simon
    Director's DepartmentdirectorKieron J. Walsh
    Gripkey/dolly gripJean-François Roqueplo
    LightinggafferKevin Dresse
    ProducerproducerKatie HollyBlinder Films
    Producerco-producerRobin KerremansCaviar Films
    Producerco-producerJesus Gonzalez-ElviraCalach Films
    Producerco-producerNicolas BlondeauCaviar Films
    ScreenplayscreenwriterCiaran Cassidy
    Sound Departmentproduction sound mixerCarlo Thoss

    Production companies

    Blinder Films [ie]
    Calach Films [lu]co-production
    Caviar Films [be]co-production
    RTÉ Raidió Teilifís Éireann [ie]participation