View Full Version : Colin and the cube in Cannes

05-21-2003, 12:37 AM
Ah the life of a motogp racer eh? I bet this wouldnt have happened in WSB :)

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Colin Edwards and his Alice Aprilia joined, together with other MotoGp riders, the presentation at Cannes Film Festival of "faster", a documentary about the MotoGP World Championship.
The movie, ?Faster?, has finally been completed and had its international launch in Cannes during the famous Festival this evening.
The screening took place at the Riviera 8 Theatre, however prior to that launch a party was hosted at The Majestic Hotel. The high point of the evening besides the film, was the arrival of the MotoGP stars, some on their race bikes, from along La Croisette, the famous front beach boulevard in Cannes that is the centre of attention during the Festival.

There was an additional surprise because the film, which is around 100 minutes long, is narrated by the famous Scottish actor Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Moulin Rouge), and he too arrived at the launch riding a bike alongside the MotoGP stars.McGregor who is a keen motorcycle enthusiast remarked, ?This has been an amazing event, I?ve never been to a premiere like this before! Nor have I ridden a bike like I did today alongside the MotoGP riders, the guys are all really good fun.?

Felix Da Cat
05-22-2003, 12:00 PM
Here's the breakfast run they did ...

I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want that cube!!!!!!! :mad: :eek: :cool:

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Ricky J
05-22-2003, 01:28 PM
The free video at MotoGP's pretty good, and I cracked up when someone points out the Cube to Ewan and he walks right past it to stare at a stock Duc 999 with Marlboro paintjob. That ain't no Desmosedici dude, in case you haven't noticed.
How shallow!

Bill in OKC
05-22-2003, 03:40 PM
Does anyone have an idea when this film is coming to a theater near the US? What about DVD? I want to see this ASAP.

05-24-2003, 01:24 PM
All the bikes were replicas except the Cube, Colin said he had big problems going so slow with overheating so he switched it off.

Aldo Steptoe
05-25-2003, 08:22 PM
Have to forgive Ewan as he had/has a 748SP.

The Green Meanie is the real deal too, isn't it?
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05-26-2003, 03:33 AM
yeah, just watched it again. I think the Yamaha is real too. I've met Ewan a few times, he has a Suzuki Bandit 1200, a Honda Fireblade and a couple of other bikes, he used to sponsor an RS250 racer a few years ago. He's a real cool guy and is alot smaller when you meet him in the flesh. Like most actors.

05-26-2003, 09:04 PM
The movie is called Faster but I cant find it anywhere on the web - anyone got links to a trailer?

05-26-2003, 10:32 PM

05-26-2003, 11:13 PM
Damn - that was rather obvious! Thanks motomax - there is no trailer there yet but a small flash intro and a press kit .. It's mainly about Rossi, McCoy and Hopkins apparently ...