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Tour Magnifique Short Film (Full Length) – 1982 Sport Documentary

Tour Magnifique

Short Film (Full Length) – 1982 Sport Documentary

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This NFU documentary gets in the saddle to follow the professional riders in the world’s southernmost road cycling race. Held in October 1981, the Tour of Southland went from lowland towns like Lumsden to the spectacular trans-Southern Alps road to Milford. Chopper shots and pre-GoPro camera mounts follow riders through Fiordland National Park rainforest. As cyclists rest aching muscles, an unusually philosophical narrator wonders “but is it worth it?”. Date stamps include cigarette sponsorship and a Cortina support fleet. The film screened in cinemas alongside Smash Palace.

Key Cast & Crew

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John King

Director, Writer

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Derek Wright

Producer

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Brian Shennan

Sound Mix

But is it worth it? Day after day after day?
– The narration wonders at the pain and the gain of the sport