The Racer

The Racer

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Irish sports drama. Summer 1998 - the opening stages of Le Tour de France are relocated to Ireland. Belgian rider Dom Chabol (Louis Talpe) has been one of the best 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. More

At the start of what will likely be his last Tour, Dom is unceremoniously dropped from the Team he has dedicated his life to. His best mate Sonny, the team masseur, fails to reassure him about his future. 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…

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2020Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language94 minsIreland, Luxembourg, Belgium
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The Racer | Reviews

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Film Threat

Film Threat

A fresh take on the sports drama formula.

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

A gruelling treatment of compromised glamour.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Off the bike, the drama gets a little shaky.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A blunt, predictable sports flick.

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The Times

The Times

The script is undercooked and flits between formats (Is it a romance? A thriller? A sports movie?) without settling on one.

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The Racer | Release Details

The Racer is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and SBS On Demand and Prime Video Store.