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The Stars and the Water Carriers 1974

  • Jørgen Leth
  • August 14, 1974
  • 91 mins
  • English
Belgian legend Eddy Merckx and the Spanish mountain specialist José Manuel Fuente
The images from the Tour de France in the television production Eddy Merckx in the Vincinity of a Cup of Coffee may be seen as a small sketch for the fully unfurled epic cycling drama Stars and Watercarriers. The film follows the 1973 Giro d'Italia and in his commentary Leth explains the fascination exerted by the great cycle races: "The most beautiful, most pathetic images cycling can give us involve extreme performances in classic terrain."

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