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The Wall

Directed by Stéphane Gautronneau

Documentary | 74 minutes | France | 2021 | English | INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE


Built in 1928, The Original Motodrom is the oldest traveling Wall Of Death in the world and will soon be a 100 year old. The four “Motorellos” Capt Donald Ganslmeier, El Clemente, Peter Petersen, and The Flying Dutchman are keeping the soul of their vintage motorcycles alive by riding the Wall Of Death and entertaining hundreds of thousands of people. For them, the passion for The Wall still burns strong.

Filmed over the five years spanning 2015 through 2020, The Wall gives us a rare, in-depth look into a disappearing profession and way of life. Beautiful and at times heartbreaking, we see through the expert eye of filmmaker Stéphane Gautronneau how the passion of these riders alone is what keeps the Wall Of Death alive today.

Director Bio

Stéphane Gautronneau is a self-taught photographer, filmmaker, and an adventurer based in France and South Africa. He began his career assisting some of the most famous fashion photographers, and now regularly contributes to magazines and daily newspapers such as Vogue, Glamour US, Paris Match, Air France Magazine & Madame, The World, Liberation, The New York Times, Vanity Fair US, Harpers Bazaar UK, Stern, The Guardian, and The Independent.


Directed by

Stephane Gautronneau

Produced by

ASG & Commune Image Media


Donale Ganslemeier, El Clemente, Peter Petersen, and TheFlyingDutchman


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Written by

Stephane Gautronneau

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