Monday 7 October 2019

The Racer - First look at new trailer for hard-hitting cycling drama

The Racer will be available On Demand and download from November 4.

The film will be released across all major digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Sky Store and Google Play.

The Racer had its UK Premiere at Raindance Film Festival earlier this month.

The film follows Felix, a pro cyclist, who dreams of becoming world champion. But when he joins an Italian team, headed by Bruno Leone (Fortunato Cerlino – Sky Atlantic’s Gomorrah), he is dragged into a dark world of performance-enhancing drugs and corruption.

Commenting on the release, Matthew Kreuzer, Commercial Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said:

"Off the back of a Premiere at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival, The Racer heads to Sky Store and major digital platforms on November 4. The film has been incredibly well-received, not just by cyclists, but by fans of world cinema. It’s a remarkable debut feature from filmmaker Kenneth Mercken, who was fearless in his approach to storytelling. The Racer is based on the true story of the director’s experiences, as part of an Italian team, in the hard and fast world of professional cycling."