The Racer (film)

The Racer is a 2020 sports drama film. The film stars Louis Talpe, Matteo Simoni, Tara Lee, Iain Glen and Karel Roden.

The Racer
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byKieron J. Walsh
Written by
  • Ciaran Cassidy
  • Kieron J. Walsh
Produced by
  • Yvonne Donohoe
  • Katie Holly
CinematographyJames Mather
Edited by
  • Mathieu Depuydt
  • Nico Poedts
Music byHannes De Maeyer
  • Blinder Films
  • Calach Films
  • Caviar Films
Distributed byGravitas Ventures
Release dates
  • March 13, 2020 (2020-03-13) (SXSW)
  • September 9, 2020 (2020-09-09) (Belgium)
  • December 11, 2020 (2020-12-11) (Ireland)
Running time
95 minutes
  • Ireland
  • Luxembourg
  • Belgium
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese


  • Louis Talpe as Dominique "Dom" Chabol
  • Matteo Simoni as Lupo "Tartare" Marino
  • Tara Lee as Dr. Lynn Brennan
  • Iain Glen as Sonny McElhone
  • Karel Roden as Viking
  • Timo Wagner as Stefano Drago
  • Diogo Cid as Enzo
  • Ward Kerremans as Lionel Dardonne
  • Paul Robert as Erik Schultz


In 2018, a film centering around the 1998 Tour de France, titled The Domestique and to be directed by Kieron J. Walsh and written by Ciarán Cassidy, was announced. Production was taken over by Blinder Films, with the movie receiving €800,000 funding through Screen Ireland, the Irish state development agency.[1] The film has since been renamed The Racer and secured funding from Screen Flanders, the Film Fund Luxembourg, Eurimages, the BAI Sound & Vision Fund, and RTÉ.[2]


It premiered at the 2020 South by Southwest.


  1. ^ Shortall, Eithne (22 July 2018). "Tour de Dopage film The Domestique passes test for Screen Ireland funding". The Times. Archived from the original on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  2. ^ Clarke, Stewart (29 July 2019). "First Look at 1998 Tour de France Film 'The Racer'". Variety. Retrieved 4 November 2019.

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