Cri de Coeur


Allez, Eddy! is a heart-warming comedy about 11-year-old cycling talent Freddy, the son of a village butcher.

When the village’s first supermarket opens its doors in 1975, Freddy’s isolated life is turned upside down. To celebrate its opening, the supermarket organises a bicycle race of which the winner will get to meet Eddy Merckx. Freddy’s father, a fervent opponent of the supermarket, wants nothing to do with the race. Freddy enters secretly. Participation in the race opens up a new world, not only for Freddy, but also for all those around him.

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  • Release
  • 2012
  • Format
  • Feature – 100 min
  • Director
  • Gert Embrechts
  • Scenarist
  • Gert Embrechts
  • Cinematographer
  • Bert Pot
  • Production Design
  • Wilbert van Dorp
  • Producer
  • Ciné Cri de Coeur
  • Co-producer
  • Delux Productions S.A., BosBros, Anchorage Entertainment, Eén
  • Financers
  • VAF, Film Fund Luxemburg, Nederlands Filmfonds, Eurimages, MediaProgramme of the European Union, Belgische Tax Shelter
  • Cast
  • Jelte Blommaert
  • Peter Van den Begin
  • Barbara Sarafian
  • Mathias Vergels
  • Stefaan Degand
  • View full cast on IMDB