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In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. This titanic feat of physical and mental endurance has never since been matched. Pantani was a hero to millions and was seen as the saviour of cycling during a time when doping scandals threatened to destroy the sport. But six years after this extraordinary feat and aged only 34, tragically, Pantani was dead.
Based on the diaries of Kurdish-Iranian poet Sadegh Kamangar, RHINO SEASON tells the story of Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel (Behrouz Vossoughi) and his wife Mina (Monica Bellucci), a couple unjustly incarcerated during Iran’s Islamic Revolution.