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by Daniel von Aarburg


Hugo Koblet was the first international cycling star of the post-war period. The son of a baker from Zurich, he was a stylist on the bicycle and in life, a heartthrob for many women. Koblet experienced a meteoric rise and won the Giro d’Italia in 1950. With that he had reached the zenith of his career. Koblet was put under pressure by overly ambitious officials and ruined his health with doping. In 1954 he married a well-known model and they appeared to be a dream couple. After ending his athletic career he began to lose his footing. Threatened by bankruptcy, Koblet crashed his Alfa into a tree.

original title: Hugo Koblet – Pédaleur de charme
country: Switzerland
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Daniel von Aarburg
film run: 97'
release date: CH 26/05/2011, DE 17/04/2014
screenplay: Daniel von Aarburg, David Keller, Martin Witz
cast: Manuel Löwensberg, Sarah Bühlmann, Chantal Le Moign, Dominique Müller, Max Rüdlinger, Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart, Michael Schweizer, Anliker Katharina, Winkler Cheryl, Graf Yannick Fischer
cinematography by: Pierre Mennel
film editing: Stefan Kälin
art director: Monica Rottmeyer
costumes designer: Pascale Suter
music: Balz Bachmann
producer: Cornelia Seitler, Brigitte Hofer
production: maximage GmbH, SRG SSR, Teleclub AG
distributor: One Filmverleih
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