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Hugo Koblet – Pedaleur de Charme

A new film on Swiss champion cyclist and 1950 Giro winner, Hugo Koblet received its world premiere in August 2010. Directed by Daniel von Aarburg, it tells the story of the cyclist, who died only aged 39, after crashing his Alfa Romeo. He became one of the first post war cycling superstars, which brought a lavish lifestyle. However his health suffered through use of drugs and in retirement his business almost brought him to bankruptcy.


Directed by: Daniel von Aarburg
Written by: Daniel von Aarburg, David Keller, Martin Witz

World Premiere: August 2010
Original Version: Swiss-German/Italian/German/French (german/french subtitles), colour and b/w, 35mm, 97 min.

Production: maximage GmbH, SF/SRG SSR idée suisse, Teleclub AG
Producer: Cornelia Seitler, Brigitte Hofer
Executive Producer: Cornelia Seitler

Cinematography: Pierre Mennel
Editing: Stefan Kälin
Location Sound Mix: Hugo Poletti
Sound Editing: Florian Eidenbenz
Sound Design: Peter Bräker
Rerecording Sound Mix: Florian Eidenbenz
Music: Balz Bachmann
Art Direction: Monica Rottmeyer
Lighting: David Satz, Peter Rudolf, Silvia Fafa Fierz
Costumes: Pascale Suter
Casting: Irene Ledermann, Corinna Glaus