De pedaalridder

Ari Deelder

The life of racing cyclist and city Don Quixote Willem Koopman can be described as going from the podium to the gutter. High time a film was made about this intriguing man and his tragic life. With and by many big names from Rotterdam.

Partly dramatised documentary about Rotterdam’s tragic cycling legend Willem Koopman. His promising career nosedived after he was suspended for doping, "Lance Armstrong’s precursor", as it were. With well-known fellow Rotterdammers Jules Deelder and Wilfried de Jong, archival material and re-enacted key moments from Koopman’s eventful life.

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Filmmaker
Ari Deelder
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Netherlands
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
50
Language
Dutch
Producer
Jeroen Rozendaal
Production Company
StudioRev
Sales
StudioRev
Writer
Ari Deelder
Cinematography
Harm Griekspoor
Editor
Maurice Trouwborst
Production Design
A.M.C. Fok
Sound Design
Henk-Jelle de Groot
Music
Terence Dunn
Cast
Raymond Thiry
Website
http://www.arideelder.com