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Ventnor Bicycle Film Festival - A Sunday In Hell

Sunday 11 7.00pmSeptember

Film

Ventnor Arts Club

(former Nat West Bank)
13 High Street
Ventnor
PO38 1RZ

01983 857060

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Ventnor Bicycle Film Festival - A Sunday In Hell

Source http://www.ventnorartsclub.com/

Part of Ventnor Bicycle Film Festival 2022

Sunday in hell

A Sunday In Hell is a 1976 Danish documentary detailing the chronology of the 1976 Paris-Roubaix bicycle race .

This Danish documentary directed by Jørgen Leth is a chronology of the 1976 Paris-Roubaix bicycle race from the perspective of participants, organisers and spectators. Paris -Roubaix is the most famous and usually the most dramatic of the spring classics. Much of the latter portion is over narrow, cobbled tracks that choke with dust on dry days and become slick with mud in rain. For the riders it is a challenge to keep going without puncturing or crashing.

The film begins by introducing the contenders: Eddy Merckz, Roger de Vlaeminck, Freddy Maertens and Francesco Moser, each with their supporting riders.

"Arguably the best film ever made about professional cycling" - Peter Cowie, International Film Guide.