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  • Actors: Charlotte Laurier, Dino Tavarone, Jonathan Bolduc, Suzanne Clément, Yves Pelletier
  • Directors: Manon Briand
  • Producers: Roger Frappier
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Millivres
  • DVD Release Date: 2 May 2005
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00095KIIA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,562 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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When mountain bike champion Laurie (Charlotte Laurier) falters for two seconds at the start of an important race and is forced to retire from the sport, she finds herself faced with the challenge of discovering a new way of living. Moving to Montreal and beginning work as a cycle courier, she meets repair shop owner Lorenzo (Dino Tavarone), himself a former cycling champion, and the pair strike up an unlikely friendship which transforms Laurie's perceptions of life, love and cycling.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Jun. 2002
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What could be better than a film about bikes and cycling which has a woman as the central character? It's a really entertaining 'feel-good' film without the sentimentality and I enjoyed every minute of it. The locations are supurb as well (Montreal).
Just 4 words of warning though.. *DON'T READ THE BACK* of the video box - it gives the entire plot away down to the finest detail...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tiff Badhairdo on 4 Jun. 2009
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This is my favourite all-time film. It has a great story line, grrls with muscles, messengers, bikes, more bikes and a smidgeon of the 'awe' factor. It is a well shot film and if cycling is a way of life for you then you will indeed enjoy this film. It has scenes we can all relate to, such as washing your dearest two-wheeled friend in the bath and submerging your rear-end in a bowl of cold water after a long day in the saddle. Another thing that appealed to me about this film is that the lead characters sexuality wasn't the focal point - instead, the focus is on her passion for cycling.

It's not often I give full marks for a film but this one failed to disappoint me in any way. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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By Bruna on 27 Dec. 2013
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The movie was a present for a friend who was looking for this film everywhere. The DVD was in good conditions, as it was described.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A reader on 8 Oct. 2008
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This is a great film if you're really into cycling. Otherwise, I'd give it a miss. "2 seconds" is just about the amount of lesbian romance in it.
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Amazon.com: 12 reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Low budget but very clever 27 May 2001
By BURT KRITT - Published on Amazon.com
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In this obviously low budget film there is far superior entertainment than most bloated big spending blockbusters. Though the main character's life is unfocused at first, the story is very carefully pieced together. While bicycle racing is used as the main plot sevice, the theme applies to anybody who has a goal in life and wants to succeed. The characters are all very real, even the bicycle store proprieter who could seem a bit mythic. I thoroughly enjoyed this clever movie, and I suspect anybody who dreams about improving their life will too.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Tech-head messenger meets cranky roadie! 16 Nov. 2000
By Steven L. Sheffield - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
The title pretty much says it all!
Charlotte Laurier plays a professional downhill mountain bike racer who hesitates by two seconds just before starting the biggest race of her life ... and loses by that very same two seconds. After being fired by her team, she returns to her native Montreal and gets a job as a bike messenger.
Needing service one evening, she discovers a small shop owned by a cranky Italian former professional road bike racer (and now master mechanic).
The two clash at first, but over time grow to understand one another. The classic scene is when the two hold a competition of sorts ... what about? You'll just have to watch the film to find out.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
David Schachter, Tucson, AZ 25 Jun. 2003
By David - Published on Amazon.com
Two of my most beloved joys: mountain biking and French films! Those of us who ride understand the amazing relativity of time, especially on the bike. Not only does the movie truly capture many of the very "in" concepts of the sport, but it also addresses the concept of how many of us are closing off our hearts by throwing ourselves so fully into an activity. Riding is great! Love is better.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
It's all relative 24 Feb. 2001
By Tess M-S - Published on Amazon.com
This is a film about cycling, but more importantly, about TIME. The critical two seconds stretch out for what seems much longer, and then there are moments in the film in which time literally stands still. Others when it rushes on. For the protagonist, speed is one way to slow time.
But it's not the only way...
The 'competition' is hilarious. As is the shopowner's reaction to the protagonist's first request.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
how to grow up on a bicycle 2 Dec. 2001
By "atom19" - Published on Amazon.com
I saw this movie about a year ago, so I'm a little fuzzy on details. Anyway, it's about this young woman who loses her competitive edge in mountain biking and ends up retiring. Still, she can't give up biking and finds a new way to earn a living. The story is fun and uplifting, and the two main characters are both well portrayed. You don't have to be into mountain biking to appreciate this movie - there's plenty of looks into the biker sub-culture. In a way, you learn about it as the main character learns. Plenty of good laughs, too. Also, i love subtitled movies - some of the translations crack me up. Definitely worth checking out if you read through my whole review.
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