(to watch the full 52' movie this short is taken from, please visit thelastkilometer.com)
* Bicycle Film Festival 2013 (New York, Milan, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Chicago and much more!)
* VELOBerlin Film Award
* Filmed by bike Festival 2014
"El Diablo" is a spin-off from the feature-length bike movie "The Last Kilometer".
The short is focused on the story of Didi Senft, better known as "El Diablo", symbol and living metaphor of all cycling fans.
Didi can be seen running after the riders in pretty much all of the grand tours every year, he’s a living legend and always brings a smile to the face of millions of cycle fans around the world every year.
Contrary to what you may have heard on the street, the devil wears pink, not Prada. The 7-minute film from Paolo Casalis—a cinematic extension of his full-length film, “The Last Kilometer,” is a glimpse into the personality of Dieter “Didi” Senft, or as he is better known in European cycling circles, “El Diablo.” The Italian-language short follows Senft, who is the exemplification of a cycling fanatic, clad in pink racing gear, sporting a crown of devil horns atop his head while yielding a trident in his hand, who cheers on the cyclists during the Giro d’Italia race—one of the premier cycling events in Europe that include the Tour de France and Vuelta a España. Cheering is a bit of an understatement, however, as Senft hollers at the cyclists while chasing after them, wildly waving his trident in the air. The film is a strange, yet entertaining, romp through the mind of a true cycling aficionado.
And if you like this, take a look at the feature length film "The Last Kilometer"
Official website: thelastkilometer.com (where you can buy it or stream it on Reelhouse)
THE LAST KILOMETER
"A cycling movie worth seeing"
Money, business, doping scandals and lack of epic and new champions: are we watching
"The Last Kilometer" for cycling?
L'Ultimo Chilometro is a film totally dedicated to a passion, an emotion, a sport: Cycling.
The movie follows the story and an entire cycling season of “the old” Davide Rebellin, 41 years old and still fighting in the peloton after many victories and scandals, and “the young” Ignazio Moser, promising 20 years old son of cycling champion Francesco Moser.
The famous italian journalist Gianni Mura, Tour de France correspondent since 1967, helps
us to discover what cycling was and what it has become today, after doping scandals, passion, epic, richness and decadence.
Finally, a bit of madness and insane joy is brought into the movie by Didi Senft, better known as
“El Diablo”, a living and metaphorical symbol of all cycling fans, with their passion and their enthusiasm.
L'Ultimo Chilometro is a portrait of cycling.
Per acquistare il film (in italiano+libretto omaggio) vai su thelastkilometer.com
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