A Sunday in Hell

Wednesday, May 26th, 7:30 pm 

Jock Docs: Cycling

A Sunday In Hell

Jorgen Leth, 1976, 111 minutes

This is a bike-fanatics dream of a movie, portraying the discipline and heroism of the winners alongside the painfull realisation of own limits of the losers. The race takes place in the northern parts of France and lower countryside of Belgium, with a spectacular finish on the old stadium of Roubaix. Shot with 20 cameras and a helicopter, you can see every bead of sweat on the cyclists and every smashed-up ankle. Considered to be one of the best cycling films ever made.