“Hell on Wheels” is currently enjoying a strictly limited theatrical season in Australia, with screenings in Melbourne (Nova Cinema, from May 19).
Hell on Wheels (PG) [NOVA]
Terrific documentary about the Tour de France
Now over 100 years old, Le Tour de France, is the toughest bicycle race of them all and year after year, this spectacular and nail-biting event fascinates millions around the world.
Academy Award winning German filmmaker Pepe Danquart brings the beauty of the French landscape together with the suspense of the race. This terrific documentary offers not only a fascinating insight into the Tour itself but also brings the viewer up close and personal with the individuals on the bikes; their pain, torture and fear, the tears of those who are out of the race, and the joy of those who have suffered, but fulfilled their biggest dream – to reach the finishing line of the world’s toughest race.
(German language with English subtitles)
Wow! This was a good film. Couldn’t get into the 6:50pm session so purchased a 9:15pm session ticket at 6:00pm. By the time I returned the sessions was full!! A theatre full of TDF geeks :))
 Film review: Hell on Wheels, May 20, 2005 [Cycling News AU]