Bartali's Bycicle (first feature)

see also

International Trailer

original title:

La bicicletta di Bartali

directed by:

animation:

Corrado Mastantuono, Andrea Pucci

music:

Marcello De Toffoli

world sales:

country:

Italy/India/Ireland

year:

2022

format:

colour

status:

Shooting (10/03/2022)

genre:

animation film

Italian legendary road cyclist Gino Bartali has become the inspiration for the film, that is set in the Middle East and follows two young boys from rival communities who are brought together by their shared love for cycling. The movie’s theme is woven around Bartali’s awe-inspiring services for Holocaust victims during World War II, when the athlete saved many Jewish lives during the Nazi occupation of Italy by concealing their documents in his bicycle. The story begins sixty years later, when Bartali’s bicycle becomes the tool and symbol of victory for David, a smart and sensitive Jewish boy. David accepts the challenge of winning a cycling championship together with his Arab friend Ibrahim, violating rules but making peace and tolerance triumph between their communities.