Les Ninjas du Japon
This is a film about 5 semi-professional young Japanese cyclists traveling to Burkina Faso, in Africa, to participate in the most important African stage race – The Tour Du Faso.
It is a film about the clashing of two completely different worlds. The structured, often predictable lives of the young men in the Japanese team, not to mention the cold climate of Japan, are in stark contrast with the African reality.
Nothing could have prepared these young men for the journey that lay ahead. The race turned out to be a grueling emotional and physical experience. Between injuries, illness, communication breakdown with the locals, and 1200 km under a scorching sun on a thick African dust tracks, these men were really tested to the limit.
Im about to watch Nasu: Summer in Andalusia, an anime movie about cycling:
Nasu is about a Spanish cyclist in the Vuelta a España during which the current stage passes through his hometown. He must also cope with the fact the stage is on the same day as his brother’s wedding to his ex-girlfriend, and that sponsor is threatening to fire him if the team doesn’t produce a win.
I found a streaming link here. Enjoy!