Set in summer 1998, The Racer follows late-career cyclist Dom Chabol, who
has been one of the best support riders on the Tour de France for 20 years,
but secretly harbours a desire to wear the yellow jersey once before his
career is over. Louis Talpe (Of Kings And Prophets) stars as Chabol,
alongside Matteo Simoni, Tara Lee, Iain Glen, and Karel Roden. It is
produced by Ireland’s Blinder Films (Love & Friendship), in
coproduction with Calach Films of Luxembourg and US company Caviar (Sound
Of Metal). Walsh wrote the script with Ciaran Cassidy (Jihad Jane), with
Blinder Films’ Katie Holly and Yvonne Donohoe producing and Calach’s Jesus
Gonzalez-Elvira co-producing with Caviar’s Robin Kerremans and Dimitri
Verbeeck. The film is supported by Screen Ireland, Film Fund Luxembourg,
Eurimages, Screen Flanders, the BAI Sound & Vision Fund, and RTE.
Kinepolis Film Distribution will release the film in Benelux.