Vive le Tour

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Vive le Tour
Directed byLouis Malle
Written byLouis Malle
CinematographyGhislain Cloquet
Jacques Ertaud
Louis Malle
Jean Bobet
Edited bySuzanne Baron
Kenout Peltier
Music byGeorges Delerue
Distributed byThe Criterion Collection (USA)
Release date
October 1962
Running time
18 minutes

Vive le Tour is a 1962 French documentary by filmmaker Louis Malle.[1] It chronicles the 1962 Tour de France and focuses on issues such as providing food for the racers, dealing with injuries and doping. The New York Times describes the film as containing "ebullience, whimsy, jet black humor, awe and unspeakable tragedy" and as "a worshipful documentary of a sport made by a man who knew it intimately and loved it."[2] Vive le Tour won the Dok Leipzig Golden Dove award in 1966.[1]

Jean Bobet, a cyclist himself and brother of the great Louison Bobet, is the voice-over in this documentary.

The 18-minute film is available on DVD from The Criterion Collection as part of their Eclipse series.


  1. ^ a b "Vive le Tour (1962) on IMDB". Retrieved 2010-07-21.
  2. ^ Nathan Southern (2011). "New York Times Movies: Vive le Tour! (1962)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2010-07-21.

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