A Sunday in Hell follows the French Paris-Roubaix spring classic, notorious for the hellish pavés, or cobbled roads, of the north 'which are no longer used for traffic but only for transporting cattle - and for cycle races'. Danish director Jørgen Leth's then-revolutionary film-making techniques capture the unique atmosphere of the race, as riders led by Eddy Merckx take on the gruelling, cobble-strewn course across the countryside of northern France on a hot, dusty day in 1976. The film is regarded as one of the greatest sports documentaries ever made.
'You can see every bead of sweat on the cyclists and every smashed-up ankle. It really makes you never want to get on a bike again. But it is an amazing film.' - Nick Fraser, BBC commissioning editor
'Arguably the best film ever made about professional cycling' - Peter Cowie, International Film Guide
Please note, each screening will begin with a specially recorded introduction fron the producer of A Sunday in Hell: Steen Herdel.