It might actually be a bit more fitting to call this week’s post ‘Trailer Thursday’, seeing as that’s what this week’s ‘film’ actually is. Offering a preview of the documentary The Last Kilometer it hints at the film’s attempts to capture cycling’s past, present, and future through the experiences of seasoned veteran Davide Rebellin, up-and-comer (and continuance of one of cyling’s greatest dynasties) Ignazio Moser and through Didi Senft, better known to cycling fans the world over as, El Diablo, cycling superfan extraordinaire. The film was just released earlier this month, and is available for purchase at thelastkilometer.com
The Last Kilometer
The Last Kilometer is a film totally dedicated to a passion, an emotion, a sport: Cycling. The movie follows the story and an entire cycling season of “the old” Davide Rebellin, 41-years-old and still fighting in the peloton after many victories and scandals, and “the young” Ignazio Moser, promising 20 years old son of cycling champion Francesco Moser. The famous italian journalist Gianni Mura, Tour de France correspondent since 1967, helps us to discover what cycling was and what it has become today, after doping scandals, passion, epic richness and decadence. Finally, a bit of madness and insane joy is brought into the movie by Didi Senft, better known as “El Diablo”, a living and metaphorical symbol of all cycling fans, with their passion and their enthusiasm.
The Last Kilometer is a portrait of cycling.