The Last Kilometer is a documentary film featuring Davide Rebellin and Ignazio Moser, two riders with over 20 years of age in between. It also includes press room legend Gianni Mura, sometimes known as one of the few journalists to still use a typewriter but hopefully better know for his great prose and knowledge.
I know this has been in production for some time but it’s now due for release on DVD and here’s the trailer. There’s also Didi “The Devil” Senft as well as Cadel Evans plus plenty of race footage.
We might get plenty of TV footage from HDTV of the Tour de France all the way to pirate video feeds as well as some content provided by teams like Orica-Greenedge’s amusing “Backstage Pass.” But a film documentary promises a different take, if not a neutral view then the eye of an outside and a story that sweeps across the season rather than the procession of a single race. An Italian film it is also titled L’Ultimo Chilometro.
- Talking of films, you can watch a high quality video of the 1976 documentary “A Sunday in Hell” online at http://dafilms.com/film/8352-a-sunday-in-hell/ and the film available to watch for free until 25 November. There’s a version on youtube but this is legitimate and suitable for full-screen viewing