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"The boyfriends of death", filmed in 1957 by Romolo Marcellini and then distributed worldwide, was defined at the time "the first great film about motorcycling". A unique film of its kind, recovered and restored by Rodaggio Film after 60 years from its release thanks to a crowdfunding campaign that involved thousands of fans and hundreds of donors from 22 countries, as well as exceptional testimonials such as Giacomo Agostini, Paul d'Orleans, Roberto Totti and many others.

A story of love, rivalries and passions set in the popular world of motorcycle racing in the '50s, shot during the major competitions of the time, such as the Moto GP at Monza and the latest edition of the legendary Milan-Taranto. With also rare scenes shot inside the plants and the Guzzi wind tunnel. And with spectacular images from the death wall and the crazy sidecar races played on the Vallelunga speedway. A unique document for the history of motorcycling for participation, alongside popular actors such as Rik Battaglia and Sylva Koscina, the most important champions of the time, all riding wonderful Moto Guzzi, Gilera, Mondial, Norton dressed up as elegant and dangerous Bell hulls: Geoffrey Duke, Libero Liberati, Bill Lomas, Enrico Lorenzetti, Reg Armstrong, Stanley Woods, Ken Cavanagh, Dickie Dale, Thomas Campbell, Pierre Monneret, Albino Milani, Walter Zeller, Bruno Francisci.

"The boyfriends of death" faithfully testifies the golden age of international motorcycling and an unparalleled season of Italian excellence, innovations and challenges in the exciting world of cycling.

22 and the precious help of authoritative testimonials such as James Agostini, Paul of Orleans, Melissa Holbrook, Pierson, A movie like no other in its genre and many others. "The boyfriends of death" bears unique witness to the international motorcycling and to the exceptional season of Italian excellence. At the same time of the legendary Milan-Taranto race. Guzzi factories and wind tunnel at work. The film features, alongside popular actors Rik Battaglia and Sylva Koscina, many of the most important champions of those years, all of them riding amazing Moto Guzzi, Gilera, Mondial, Norton bikes with their charming and dangerous dustbin fairings: Geoffrey Duke, Libero Liberati, Bill Lomas, Enrico Lorenzetti, Reg Armstrong, Stanley Woods, Ken Cavanagh, Dickie Dale, Thomas Campbell, Pierre Monneret, Albino Milani, Walter Zeller, Bruno Francisci.

 

 

https://thevintagent.com/2017/09/05/the-vintagent-trailers-i-fidanzati-della-morte-engaged-to-death/

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Great race footage!

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