Stars and Watercarriers / The Impossible Hour
Two great films on one DVD, featuring Eddy Merckx
Stars and Watercarriers: The 1973 Giro d'Italia
A legendary film from Jorgen Leth, the acclaimed director of A Sunday in Hell. This extraordinary film recreates the magic of the moment and brings the Giro d'Italia's thrills and disappointments home in an unbelieveable way. A concise and quite majestic chronicle of the Giro.
The Impossible Hour: Merckx's and Ritter's race for the Hour Record
This film follows Danish star Ole Ritter as he tries to regain his record for the hour ride. He had set the record in 1968, only to have it shattered by Eddy Merckx in 1972. Ritter tried three times in one week to better Merckx's record mark of 49.431km. In doing so, he learned again and again about human limits and the quest for the heroic.
*DVD: 138 mins
DVD Region: 0 works wordwide*