If anyone knows anything about bikes, it’s Raoul Taburin, official bicycle dealer of Saint Céron, a lovely village in the South of France. But Raoul has a terrible secret: he has never been able to keep his balance on a bike without using stabilisers. His childhood and teenage years were spent trying to overcome his flaw – in vain. All attempts to tell his secret have also failed. Nobody believes him. When photographer Hervé Figougne moves to Saint Céron, the two men become friends instantly. And when Figougne offers to photograph Raoul riding a racing bike along a mountain precipice, the moment of truth has arrived. He does all he can to avoid the photo shoot. But everything goes against him and he finally has to accept his destiny. “At least”, he thinks, “people will have to believe me”. But for Raoul Taburin, things are never that simple…



Pierre Godeau

main actors

Benoît Poelvoorde, Edouard Baer, Suzanne Clément

Release date



Pan-Européenne, France 2 Cinéma, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Bellini Films, Versus Production, RTBF (Télévision belge), Voo et Be Tv

French Distributor

Pathé Films

International sales

Wild Bunch


Zurich Film Festival 2018 : Audience Award ZFF for Kids


  • New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2019
  • Rencontres des Côtes de Bretagne
  • Drôle d’Endroit pour des Rencontres Festival(Bron)
  • L’Ecrit à l’écran Festival(Montélimar)
  • Film Festival of Cabourg