Heinz Stucke traveled around the world on a bicycle for 50 years. A documentary about his life is now on Netflix. Photo: Screenshot Forget about Instagram’s travel influencers — Heinz Stucke has lived a life that the hardiest backpacker would envy.
This German 82-year-old has spent more than a half-century traversing the globe on a bicycle. Using just two human-powered wheels, Stucke visited every single country in the world — 196, to be exact — and racked up more travel experiences than an entire shelf of Lonely Planet guidebooks.
If you’ve never heard of this one-of-a-kind adventurer, the miracle of streaming now brings his story straight to your living room.
This feature-length documentary about Stucke’s life came out in 2021, after a 2019 Kickstarter campaign that barely met the fundraising goal of €15,000. The film uses Stucke’s many photographs to tell the story of this insatiable explorer.
Stucke devoured books about the adventurous travels of explorers when he was young. Hungry to create his own story, he left his hometown in Germany in 1962 at the age of 22.
“I heard about others doing adventurous journeys without money,” Stucke says in the film. “And if they can, I can.” A life of adventure — and sacrifice
“The Man Who Wanted To See It All” quickly sets a moody and reflective tone, as Stucke contemplates both his desire to travel — and what it cost him to spend a life on the road.In one striking scene, he reads a letter from his father about the […]
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