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English version for the film “Vento. Italy by bike along the river Po” is finally out!
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Parte con lo sport
il nuovo Piemonte Movie

di Franca Cassine, Torino


Cerca di resistere il «Piemonte Movie gLocal Film Festival». Nonostante i pesanti tagli ai finanziamenti lo abbiano seriamente messo in pericolo, gli organizzatori sono riusciti a proporre la XIII edizione, seppur in forma ridotta.
Quattro i giorni di programmazione nella sala Il Movie del Cineporto di via Cagliari 42 che prendono il via oggi e proseguono fino a sabato, nei quali sfilerà il meglio del cinema piemontese con 15 cortometraggi e 11 documentari (ingresso 4 euro, 3 il ridotto, abbonamento a 10 euro, tel: 011/42.70.14).
L’inaugurazione è per oggi alle 20,30 con una pellicola dedicata allo sport. Il cuneese Paolo Casalis presenterà in anteprima assoluta «L’ultimo chilometro. Vincere, perdere, lottare, fino all’ultimo chilometro», il suo ultimo documentario nel quale racconta la passione per il ciclismo. Protagoniste le storie di sportivi quali Davide Rebellin che a 41 anni ha ancora voglia di vincere, ma pure quelle di appassionati come Ignazio Moser (figlio di Francesco), del giornalista Gianni Mura e di «El Diablo» Didi Senft, con il suo costume da Diavolo e i folli inseguimenti dietro ai corridori. La serata si conclude alle 22,30 con la proiezione di «All’ombra della croce» di Alessandro Pugno che racconta la vita di alcuni bambini spagnoli.

FACTQuest’anno il Festival Cinematografico Piemonte Movie di Torino inaugura con un’anteprima dedicata al ciclismo!
Mercoledi’ 13 Marzo alle 20:30, presso la Sala Movie del Cineporto – via Cagliari 42 a Torino – il Festival aprirà i battenti con la proiezione del film documentario “L’Ultimo Chilometro”.
Un film autoprodotto, realizzato dalla casa di produzione Stuffilm di Bra (, che racconta il ciclismo a 360 gradi: la passione, l’emozione, l’epica e la grande storia, ma anche gli scandali attraversati da uno sport che mai come oggi sembra arrivato al suo “ultimo chilometro”.
Nel documentario, della durata di 52′, si alternano quattro storie, quattro personaggi: Ignazio Moser, Davide Rebellin, Gianni Mura, El Diablo.

Vi invitiamo a diffondere questa comunicazione ai vostri amici in modo da trasformare questa serata in un incontro torinese tra gli appassionati di ciclismo (e di cinema!)

Per informazioni sul film vi invitiamo a visitare il sito

Per informazioni sul Festival:


This has, in a convoluted manner, been a less than successful week, though if looked at from another point of view, it’s been pretty darned amazing. The less than successful bit started with ned boulting, though it would be most unfair to implicate him too deeply in the situation, for he is but the innocent bystander. At track centre in the sir chris hoy velodrome last saturday eve was the first time ned and i had met face to face; electronic conversation had been the precedent up till that point. and in the course of our glasgow tete-a-tete, i confessed to mr boulting that i had, in fact, never been to a velodrome before.

It is likely my own fault for giving the impression that there are few corners of the cycling world that have escaped my personal attentions. in fact there are probably a myriad of such. Ned was surprised.

But i then had the opportunity to view this rather fascinating italian cycle documentary entitled L’Ultimo Chilometro, a movie whose title sounds so much more authentic than its english translation The Last Kilometer.

I don’t mind admitting that i have every intention of sticking with the former. However, the movie concerns three entirely disparate individuals, one of whom is the son of Francesco Moser. I confess to being less than clued up on the extensive palmares of francsco moser. i do recall him being the progenitor of disc wheels and holder of the hour record set at altitude in mexico in 1984, and i believe i recallL aurent Fignon moaning endlessly about how the helicopter following moser in the Giro d’Italia was responsible for creating a hindering down-draught during the final time-trial.

All i have come across up till this point painted a less than flattering picture of the three-time winner of paris roubaix. however, perhaps not unsurprisingly, in a documentary at least in part concerning his son, he features regularly, and for me is the highlight of the whole affair. I want to be like him when i grow up, even down to buttoning my polo shirt to the neck.


Ignazio moser at 20 is on the upward slope to a career as a professional cyclist, riding for the Trevigiani Dynamon Bottoli team, still learning the ins, outs and strategies of cycle racing, but now having transferred to the bmc developmental team and, in 2013, facing his first full season as a professional. While ignazio is on the very precipice of his career, davide rebellin, now 41 years old, is pretty much at the opposite end of the spectrum, still attempting to continue an illustrious and yet fallible career at the very top. though a rider who has achieved much, he was also the subject of a doping scandal that provided a consequent ban.

In one telling scene, Rebellin’s father, driving behind him during a training run in sunny italy, says “the cycling federation want davide to confess guilt. but what guilt? he never told me ‘dad, i did this or i did that’, so for me his crime doesn’t exist at all”. I have no idea whether Rebellin is guilty as charged or not, and very much to its credit, the movie does not follow this to any length, but it is telling that both rebellin and his father seem content to bury their heads in the sand over the matter.

The other two characters involved in this fast-paced drama are italian Tour de France correspondent Gianni Mura, who provides sagely comments about the tangible difference between the good old days and contemporary cycle racing. He, along with Francesco Moser provide the glue that creates the scenery in front of which this seasonal drama unfolds. and colouring this scenery from the point of view of a cycling fanatic, is Didi Senft, better known as il Diablo or Didi the devil. he’s the scraggy haired and bearded german who has been as much a part of recent tours and giros as the yellow and pink jerseys, jumping up and down at the roadside, waving a home-made trident at passing riders and team cars.

If i have a minor criticism of l’ultimo chilometro it is that switching sequences between Rebellin and Moser junior are often hard to distinguish, taking a few moments to realise just who is front and centre. But overall, the documentary is a singular triumph; director Paolo Casalis has kept his direction and narrative entirely transparent, allowing the protagonists considerable talking space to tell their own stories without secondary comment. Couple that with some particularly well paced filming, interviewing and editing, and the movie’s fifty plus minutes just flash by. Just the way cycle racing ought to be experienced.

Rebellin is a fish out of water, all the while hankering for the level of success that was once his; a man for whom you feel retirement from the sport will not sit at all easily on his shoulders. Ignazio Moser claims to have no wish to be judged by his father’s palmares, a rather forlorn hope in such a cycling obsessed country and with such a distinguished surname. Moser senior seems to have no illusion about that which sits ahead of his son saying “here in the vineyards we always need hands to work”.

The riders of old often used cycle racing as a means of escaping agricultural drudgery, and it may be that young Ignazio is following tradition, though it cannot be said that the trappings and surroundings during his interviews are even close to rudimentary or rustic. Rebellin too seems still to enjoy the fruits of his erstwhile success, but i fear more for his future than that of Ignazio Loser. L’ultimo Chilometro is a truly excellent window on italian cycling, commenting without making comment. If you speak italian, you can watch ‘au naturale; the rest of us must make do with english subtitles.

very, very good.

The Last Kilometer is available on dvd for €15.90 (£13.75) direct from

friday 8th february 2013


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The Last Kilometer is a film about a passion, an emotion, a sport: cycling.
The movie follows the story and an entire season of races 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 Francesco Moser.
Famous italian journalist Gianni Mura, Tour de France Correspondent since 1967, helps us to discover what cycling was and what it has become, between doping scandals, passion, epic, richness and decadence.
Finally, a bit of madness and insane passion is brought into the movie by Ditier “Didi” Senft, better known as El Diablo, a living symbol and metaphor of all cycling fans, their passion, their enthusiasm.
The Last Kilometer is a portrait of cycling.

L’Ultimo Chilometro è un film su una passione, un’emozione, uno sport: il ciclismo.
Il documentario racconta la storia e la stagione agonistica di Davide Rebellin “il vecchio”,
41 anni e ancora in gruppo con la sua voglia di vincere, le tante vittorie e gli scandali alle
spalle, e di Ignazio Moser “il giovane”, figlio ventenne di Francesco, di cui porta il nome, la
passione ma anche la pesante eredità.
Il giornalista Gianni Mura, dal 1967 corrispondente
e suiveur al Tour de France, ci aiuta a scoprire che cos’è il ciclismo, cos’era e cosa è
diventato, tra epica e passione, tra pathos e doping.
Infine, “El Diablo” Didi Senft, con il suo costume da Diavolo, il forcone e le folli corse dietro
ai corridori, che porta nel film la passione e l’entusiasmo del pubblico, di cui è simbolo e
metafora vivente. L’Ultimo Chilometro è un ritratto del ciclismo.



The Last Kilometer is a forthcoming movie about cycling, that will be out by December 2012.

The last kilometer
1- One kilometer to the finish line. The bunch is all together, every cyclist is tense like a knot of nerves, victory and dreams are still available for each rider. This is bicycle, this is its sport, cycling, a perfect metaphor of life.
2- From the 80’s to now cycling has greatly changed. As journalist Gianni Musa says “If you think that every rider now has a transmitter in the ear and is virtually
guided by his car, I would say that this is the end of the adventure”. So, is it The Last Kilometer for Cycling?


The Last Kilometer is a movie that faces cycling at 360 degrees through 5 characters, 5 stories:

Ignazio Moser – Francesco Moser’s son. Young rider full of strength and dreams, above all the
Paris-Roubaix, the legendary road race in northern France. His father, a constant reference and point of comparison for him, won Paris-Roubaix three years consecutively.
Cadel Evans – international star, first Australian rider to win the Tour de France, last year.
In 2012, everybody’s waiting for him. From his winter camp in Spain to the “Grande Boucle” in July, the movie will follow his entire season. Will he be able to repeat in 2012?
Davide Rebellin – 40 years old, last year he returned to victory against all odds.
But after the scandal of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, when he was forced to return his silver medal, for many his name only represents the dark side of cycling, doping.
Gianni Mura – the “suiveur”, a well-known italian journalist who every year, since the 60’s, writes his Tour de France chronicles. From there, he will provide us the keys of interpretation of this sport.
El Diablo/ The Fans – fans and fan clubs willing to follow their idol everywhere, ready to shout for his victories and to soothe his defeat. In particular, we will follow the mythical “El Diablo”, a german fan wearing his red devil costume and painting trident symbols on the road some miles before he appears.

The Last Kilometer is the story of a road racing season, but it inevitably turns into a portrait of our passions, motivations, experiences, feelings.
A film with an international slant, as now cycling has become an international sport.
A movie for all those who have been on a bicycle once in their life.