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Tim Krabbé The Rider
« on: July 01, 2014, 10:46 »
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Tim Krabbé – Riding (2014) is an intimate portrait about Dutch writer and cyclist Tim Krabbé (Amsterdam, 1943).

Riding was inspired by Tim’s participation in the Tour of Flanders 2014 cyclo-tourist ride of 245 km. At the age of 71, Tim is still an active cyclist. His novel The Rider, first published in 1978 and translated into English in 2002, is considered to be “the best writing on the subjective experience of cycle-racing”.

In this short documentary we interweave Tim’s moving story with historical photos from his ‘first racing life’ and his participation in the Tour of Flanders, which symbolizes his ‘second racing life’.

Soigneur developed this documentary in collaboration with Faithful to the Subject, HelloHero and Etxeondo. The film is directed by Faithful to the Subject and joined by cameraman Nanko Goeting and editor Tim Roza. Kees Riphagen was responsible for the grading and Bart Kalkman for the sound-design.



really good video.

might have to buy the book.

maybe echoes can fill us in with results etc?
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    Re: Tim Krabbé The Rider
    « Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014, 11:00 »
    Funny I didn't know he was a cyclist :)

    Sounds like a cool book
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    Re: Tim Krabbé The Rider
    « Reply #2 on: July 01, 2014, 13:18 »
    The book is a very good read indeed. I can highly recommend popping down to the local library and borrow the book – today!
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    Re: Tim Krabbé The Rider
    « Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 11:23 »
    Sorry JSG but I didn't know he was a rider either. Did he turn pro? De Wieler doesn't seem to have a file about him.

    Perhaps AK-Zaaf might help you if he still comes around. ;)


    For years I've been trying to find the book in Dutch but never found it. Is it sold out?
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