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DARK RIDER

by Eva Küpper

synopsis

As a teenager, Australian Ben Felten (51) was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease that left him fully blind by his mid-thirties. Despite years of hardship and the enormous risks, Ben is determined to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a professional motorcycle racer. Together with former grand prix champion Kevin Magee, he sets out to break the world land speed record and become the fastest blind motorcycle rider in the world.

international title: Dark Rider
original title: Dark Rider
country: Belgium, Netherlands
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Eva Küpper
screenplay: Eva Küpper
cinematography by: Carl Rottiers
film editing: Thijs Van Nuffel
music: Theo Sieben
producer: Ellen De Waele
co-producer: Hanne Phlypo, Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts
production: Serendipity Films, Clin d'oeil Films, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Volya Films, VRT [BE]
backing: Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF)/Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Nederlands Filmfonds - Netherlands Film Fund - Dutch Film Fund, Creative Europe MEDIA

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