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Geertjan Lassche Long documentary - 2013 - 88 min.
All ages

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Many Dutch marathon skaters are from rural Christian parts of the country. Skating is practised here with enthusiasm and the church’s approval, as long as Sunday remains a day of rest. But modern times and professionalization put pressure on the traditions. Is top-class sport still compatible with religion? The documentary filmmaker follows skaters René Ruitenberg, Geert Jan van der Wal and three generations of the Klompmaker family in a year that an Elfstedentocht (skating marathon in Friesland) may be held.

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Director(s) Geertjan Lassche
Producer(s) Suzanne van Voorst
Carolijn Borgdorff
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Netherlands