Portrait of Erik Tange and Marco Gerris, opposites in everyday life, but close friends as Amsterdam's best known skaters. Featuring dazzling footage of the Friday Night Skate.
Filmmaker Wilko Bello is a passionate skater himself. Camera in hand, he skates right across Amsterdam - chasing two of the most well-known and fastest inline skaters of the capital. The first, Erik Tange, is known as an organiser of the Friday Night Skate; the other, Marco Gerris, has made a name for himself with his dance and motion group on skates Ish. Speedy Erik and Stylish Marco are not only stylistically each other's opposites. In daily life, they also differ fundamentally. Wheels of Fortune not only offers a glimpse of the world of skating, it is also a portrait of the two friends. The pauses in the film are the conversations about life the two boys have on a bench in the Vondel Park, where they met five years ago while skating. Director Bello was not forced to strap on his skates for every scene. Awarded the City of Utrecht Award in 2002.

Credits

Director
Production company
Selfmade Films
TV company
NTR
Distributor NL
Selfmade Films

Title: Wheels of Fortune
Year: 2001
Duration : 1 hour, 10 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2002

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Lange Documentaire (2002)
Wilko Bello

Other awards

Filmprijs van de Stad Utrecht (2002)

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