by Kenneth Mercken

GENRE Drama      LENGTH 96′       YEAR 2019







Felix Vereecke grows up as an insider at his father’s veteran league cycling races, an outlandish milieu with no shortage of alcohol, violence, and prohibited substances. He wants to become a pro no matter what, like his father Mathieu, who seeks to fulfil his own failed dreams of cycling glory. As an adult, Felix turns out to be incredibly gifted. When he becomes national junior champion, he follows his own path towards the promised land of youth cycling: Italy. The merciless competition and his feeble health, however, threaten to become his downfall.



Niels Willaerts
Koen De Graeve
Karlijn Sileghem
Fortunato Cerlino



Producer: Czar TV, Climax Films, Kino Produzioni



Director: Kenneth Mercken
Producer: Czar TV, Climax Films, Kino Produzioni
Distribution: Paradiso
Writer: Kenneth Mercken, Monica Stan
Cinematographer: Martijn Van Broekhuizen
Editor: Manu Van Hove
Sound: Luc Cuveele, Senjan Jansen
Set Designer Pepijn Van Looy
Costume Designer: Florence Scholtes, Christophe Pidre
Production manager: –
Post-production manager: –
Music: Jan Swerts



Came image (PL) – Nominee Best Directorial Debut

Film Festival Oostende (Be) – Nominee Best Editor – Manu Van Hove

Transatlantyk Festival (PL) – Nominee Section New Cinema