Gladiators. A Different World / GLADIATORI. CITA PASAULE (2017)

Gladiators. A Different World / GLADIATORI. CITA PASAULE (2017)

Gladiators. A Different World is a film about amazingly willful warriors and their harsh falls, the taste of blood and victory, and incredible human powers, that break out in the awe-inspiring, spectacular Giro d’Italia landscapes. It’s a story about the ability of cyclists to endure and sacrifice not only for a personal victory, but also for a teammate. A story, dedicated to the gregarious – the faithful sword-bearers and buddies, without whom cycling as a sport would be unimaginable, and whose sacrifice is highly important, both in sports and life.
‘Gladiators. A Different World’ tells the story of those, who fall, get injured, but find the power to rise and continue the race not only for themselves, but also to help the others – sometimes, the cyclist, who crosses the finish line last, should be respected and admired no less, than the winner of the stage.

Director: Arūnas Matelis
Scriptwriters: Arūnas Matelis, Edita Pučinskaitė
Camera man: Audrius Kemežys, Ivars Zviedris
Producers: Arūnas Matelis, Stefano Tealdi, Mark Daems, Jeremiah Cullinane, Uldis Cekulis
Produced by: Studio Nominum (Lithuania), Stefilm,(Italy), DOK Mobile (Switzerland), Associate Directors (Belgium), Planet Korda (Ireland), Dearcan Media (England), VFS Films (Latvia)

With the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union,
National film centre of Latvia
Lithuanian Film Centre
Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission
Northern Ireland Screen
Flanders Audiovisual Fund
Trentino Film Commission
Apulia Film Commission
Piemonte Doc Film Fund

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Lietuvas, Latvijas, Itālijas, Beļģijas un Šveices kopprodukcijas dokumentālā filmā, kas stāsta par velo-bruņiniekiem, kuri dzīvo pēc sava goda kodeksa, likumiem un noteikumiem, kas pārējai pasaulei ir sveši. Filma savienos vienā veselumā sportistu kaislības, spēju upurēties un titānisko gribu uzvarēt uz elpu aizraujoša fona vienās no pasaules nozīmīgākajām velo sacensībām Giro d’Italia.
Svarīgi atzīmēt to, ka projekts Ir iegūvis tiesības filmēt šī gada Giro d’Italia visos sacensību posmos, kas iepriekšējo 40 gadu laikā nav izdevies nevienai citai neatkarīgai filmu studijai, un ir uzskatāms par unikālu sasniegumu. 2014. gada Giro d’Italia sacensības sākās Belfāstā un noslēgsies Triestē. Šogad sacensības sākās 8.maijā un norisināsies 97 reizi.