Love, Speed And Loss

  |  Buy to Own: 18/09/2006
  |  77 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Touching documentary based on a couple whose lives are enriched and ultimately, irrevocably changed by a love of motorcycling. In 1970 Kim Newcombe, a young New Zealander, worked for the Konig outboard motor company in Berlin and soon he'd converted one of their engines into a super-fast motorbike. With his sweetheart, Janine, they'd left New Zealand in 1969 on a grand adventure. Janine filmed their exploits on a cine camera and here the results are pieced together spliced with interview footage of her today, in her '50s. Kim ended up competing in the chase after the World Championship Road Racing title on his trusty Konig which achieved supersonic speeds by the days' standards. The film documents the couple's grand adventure as they followed the qualifying rounds through central and eastern Europe, giving a behind the scenes look at the sport before it became the massive sponsorship-funded monster it is today. Ultimately their happiness is marred by sorrow in this intensely personal, multi-award winning documentary.