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DETOUR DE FRANCE (2-DISC DELUXE EDITION) (2006)

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1ST FILM TO SELLOUT AT THE 2006 MELBOURNE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL "Laughs, tears, and excitement. This is the real Tour De France." - Rupert Guinness, Sydney Daily Telegraph "Outrageously Entertaining!" - Phil Liggett 'Voice Of Cycling' "DETOUR DE FRANCE. Enjoyable alternative to the hard-edged Tour de France documentaries like Hell on Wheels and Overcoming, a group of Australians trek to France in 2005 to cover the event and have fun (and drinks!) along the way. The film is laced with amusing, to camera, commentary by the trio (including Denis Donohue) and is sharply directed by Dan Jones. The film also features surprising interviews with Lance Armstrong, Ron Howard (in Paris filming The Da Vinci Code), Sheryl Crow and John Kerry. Also noteworthy is the excursion to the Moulin Rouge and some rare glimpses inside this stalwart variety event. You definitely do not have to be a cycling fan to be won over by this film." - FILM REVIEW Peter Krausz, Chair of the Australian Film Critics Association


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Catalogue No. ACC0066
SRP A$39.95
APN 9333723000660
DVD Release Date 19 Jun 2008
Director Dan Jones
Producer --
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Genre Documentary
Rating PG
Run Time 91 minutes
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby Stereo
Language English
Special Features DISC 1: Feature film with EXTRAS Feature-length Commentary; Featurette “Making a DETOUR” (21 MINS); Deleted Scenes (14 MINS); Production Stills, Trailer DISC 2: Original music tracks CD featuring?the 'BREWSTER BROTHERS' & 'MICHAEL STIFTER'. 16 Page Booklet - 'DETOUR' Album & 'Tour' excerpts
Quotes 1ST FILM TO SELLOUT AT THE 2006 MELBOURNE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL "Laughs, tears, and excitement. This is the real Tour De France." - Rupert Guinness, Sydney Daily Telegraph "Outrageously Entertaining!" - Phil Liggett 'Voice Of Cycling' "DETOUR DE FRANCE. Enjoyable alternative to the hard-edged Tour de France documentaries like Hell on Wheels and Overcoming, a group of Australians trek to France in 2005 to cover the event and have fun (and drinks!) along the way. The film is laced with amusing, to camera, commentary by the trio (including Denis Donohue) and is sharply directed by Dan Jones. The film also features surprising interviews with Lance Armstrong, Ron Howard (in Paris filming The Da Vinci Code), Sheryl Crow and John Kerry. Also noteworthy is the excursion to the Moulin Rouge and some rare glimpses inside this stalwart variety event. You definitely do not have to be a cycling fan to be won over by this film." - FILM REVIEW Peter Krausz, Chair of the Australian Film Critics Association
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Synopsis
DETOUR DE FRANCE offers a fascinating look inside the world's biggest annual sporting event. The film focuses on three Australians reporting on the world famous cycling event. All three bring a larrikin humour to their antics, which propels the film from mere reportage to something more akin to attending a sporting event with 'the boys'  Dan Jones' documentary debut provides a uniquely Australian perspective and follows the fortunes of the 2005 Tour de France and Lance Armstrong's amazing last ride. Taking a layman-friendly approach, Detour de France introduces audiences to the nuances of the event explaining terminology, strategy and the mechanics of the race prologue and time trials. Featuring interviews with cycling luminaries such as Lance Armstrong, Cadel Evans, Bernard Hinault, Phil Liggett, Robbie McEwen and Stuart O'Grady, plus appearances by assorted celebrities including director Ron Howard, singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow and presidential candidate John Kerry, Detour de France provides a fascinating insight into a classic sporting event.
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