Director and poet Jørgen Leth is amongst other things obsessed with bicycle racing as a ritual expression of human victory and defeat, and from this obsession he made the unique »A Sunday in Hell«. The Sunday in question is April 11, 1976, when the classic and grueling annual bicycle race Paris-Roubaix was held, and Hell is the cobblestone field roads of Northern France where the champions of bicycle racing battle for victory. With an army of photographers, Jørgen Leth followed the race in all of its details, and he has edited the footage into a mythic and documentary spectacular.
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