Magazine article Screen International

Schölermann Attached to Tour De France Action Drama

Magazine article Screen International

Schölermann Attached to Tour De France Action Drama

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Australian producer/lawyer Rob Gibson has secured German director Marc Schölermann for The Domestique, an action/drama about a veteran pro cyclist who fights his way back onto a struggling team in the Tour de France after he has been banned for doping.

It was not so much Schölermann's debut film Pathology that moved them to tap him on the shoulder but his car advertisements for Skoda which were shown in last year's famous cycling event.

"We are huge fans of the Tour de France and love the coverage by the French television guys but it is so clean and beautiful and touristy," Gibson told Screendaily.

"What Marc shot was the blood, sweat and tears of the race. Those riders are on their bikes for three weeks and travel 3,500 kilometres. It's a unique event and we want to capture that intensity."

Schölermann is particularly know for his work on international commercials and is currently working on a project in China. …

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