Wonderful Losers: A Different World / Nuostabieji lūzeriai

For most of us, those cyclists running at the back of the race are simply the losers. They are called water carriers, domestics, gregarious, who sacrifice their careers and personal victories, so their team leaders can win the race.
Arunas Matelis followed these Sancho Panzas of professional cycling for 7 years during the prestigious „Giro d’Italia“ and reveals the unseen world of these wonderful losers of professional cycling from the point of view of the doctors’ team. Our bike heroes crash, rise — and race again.

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Details

Country of Production
Lithuania, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia, UK, Ireland, Spain

Year of Production
2017

Length
71 min

Director
Arunas Matelis

Production
Studio Nominum in co-production with Stefilm, DOK Mobile, Associate Directors, VFS Films, Dearcan Media, Planet Korda Pictures and SUICAFilms

Original Language
Italian, English, Dutch

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Warsaw IFF 2017 (Best Documentary Award)
Listapad IFF Minsk 2017 (Grand Prix for Best Documentary Film as well as Audience Award)
Black Nights FF Tallinn 2017
Alpe Adria Cinema FF Trieste 2018 (ALPE ADRIA CINEMA AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY)
Dublin IFF 2018
ZagrebDox 2018
Sofia IFF 2018
DocuDays IFF Kyiv 2018
Sztafeta Sports FF Warsaw 2018
Baltic Frames FF Aarhus 2018
Let’s Cee FF Vienna 2018
Moscow IFF 2018
Trento IFF 2018
DOK.fest Munich 2018
Beldocs IDF Belgrade 2018
DocsBarcelona IDF 2018
Lubuskie Filmsommer 2018
Pärnu IDF 2018
EurAsia FF Astana 2018
Pull Focus IDF Belfast 2018
Ulju Mountain FF 2018 (Award for Best Adventure & Exploration Film)

Award of the Lithuanian Filmmakers Union for Best Lithuanian Film of 2017

Lithuanian National Film Award SILVER CRANE for Best Documentary 2018

Lithuanian National Film Award SILVER CRANE for Best Music 2018

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for the Best Lithuanian Film 2018