The Racer

Local title
Rattur
Original title
The Racer
Director
Kieron J. Walsh
Country
Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
ESTONIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE SPORTS FILM PROGRAMME
Genre
/mängufilm/

Summer 1998 – the opening stages of Le Tour de France are relocated to Ireland. Belgian rider Dom Chabol (late 30s) has been one of the best "Domestiques" (support riders) on the Tour 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 – winning is not an option. But Dom secretly harbours a desire to wear the yellow jersey – just once before his career is over.

At the start of what will likely be his last Tour, Dom is unceremoniously dropped from the Team he has dedicated his life to. But a chance liaison with Lynn, a young Irish doctor, softens the blow, and 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 knocks another teammate off the Tour and Dom is thrown back in the saddle…

Director
Kieron J. Walsh
Screenwriter
Ciaran Cassidy, Kieron J. Walsh
Cast
Louis Talpe, Tara Lee, Matteo Simoni, Iain Glen, Karel Roden
Producer
Yvonne Donohoe, Katie Holly
DoP
James Mather
Editor
Mathieu Depuydt, Nico Poedts
Runtime
Language
French, English, Italian

Screenings

Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening051201 / Rattur
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening055004 / Rattur
Screening duration
Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening170602 / Rattur
Screening duration
Trailer