|Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame
A film by Tony Girardin
87 minutes, documentary, color, English, French & Italian w/ English subtitles, 2015
Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. But after years hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost killed him. Today, at age 75, Marinoni is back in top shape, and decided to attempt the world hour record for his age group, all on a bike he built with his own hands almost 40 years ago.
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"Once a champion cyclist who went to Canada to race and never left, Giuseppe Marinoni, 75, is now a master craftsman whose bicycles are prized by devotees. Director Tony Girardin catches Giuseppe Marinoni as he trains to break the speed record for his age group, following him from studio to home to Italy, where they visit Marinoni's village before heading to the velodrome where the attempt takes place." - The New York Times
"For all his curmudgeonly ways, Marinoni is a rivetingly charismatic presence, as all these Yodas tend to be, whatever their metier...[a] highly enjoyable and informative film." - Film Journal International
"A rich meditation on the power of the human spirit...effective and oddly engaging." - Criterion Cast
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