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CH 2011 85'

Réalisation: Jan Mühlethaler
Image: Jan Mühlethaler
Son: Fabian Gutscher
Montage: Jan Mühlethaler
Production: roja-media Productions



HARDNINE THE MOVIE is a documentary portraying Danny Schneider, and his Choppers-Crew, called "The Niners".

Danny made himself a name for his fresh and uncompromising creations all over the world and is "at the cutting edge of European Customizing"*.

The film goes back in time when the protagonist was a Motocross and Freestyle Motocross youngstar, untill in 2001 a horrible crash destroyed his career. After 6 month of hospitalisation he decided to start it all over again; this comeback gives birth to the Hardnine Chopper Saga.

In early 2009 film-director Jan Muehlethaler attends Danny on a journey back to the Moto-X course in France - for the first time in 8 years, the protagonist returns to the place of accident. At the notorious course Danny searches for inspiration for a further project. His goal is to enter the world famous Yokohama Show in Japan, with something the world has never seen yet.

The result is a masterpiece. A Harley-Davidson Flathead from the 40s combined with a 70s BMX look which will later become the worlds most covered Chopper Bike in 2009! Finally, all the struggle, hard work and committment were worth it: by the end of the year 2009, 15'000 people were able to see Danny attending the japanese Mooneyes Show as a special guest. What had started as a crazy idea in a tiny swiss garage became at the end an amzing reality!

Beside documenting the Bike creation work in the garage, the movie presents Trips to Bike-Shows all over Europe and giving some insights to "The Niners" principal activities like the famous „Rollin ́Day“ at the garage, Box training and lots of Rides.

"The 29 year old filmmaker Jan Mühlethaler, by the way one of the main force behind the high quality of swiss musicvideos, is doing almost everything right on his cinema filmdebut."
Christoph Lenz, Der Bund

"HARDNINE is young, fresh and entertaining. That alone is may not a reason gosee it - but the wonderfuul pictures and the possibility to experience a truepassion for handcrafts make it defenetly worth watching."
Reto Camenisch, Photographer