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Fighter

English title: Fighter
Original title: Fighter
German title: Fightgirl Ayse
Denmark, 2007

Director: Arty, Natasha
Production company: Nimbus Film Productions ApS
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Synopsis:
Aicha, a high-school student, is a passionate kung fu fighter. Her Turkish parents expect her to get good grades so she can get into medical school, like her brother Ali. But school doesn't inspire her. Defying her family, Aicha starts secretly training at a professional, co-ed kung fu club. A boy, Emil, helps Aicha train for the club championship and they fall in love. But the rules of life are not as simple as the rules of kung fu, and Aicha is forced to decide who she is and what she wants.

Comments:
http://www.dfi.dk/english/Danish+films/FeatureFilmsByDkTitle/filmFact.htm?FilmID=18261

Natasha Arthy's "Fighter" is selected for Variety Critics' Choice, a program organized in cooperation with Variety magazine and European Film Promotion. Karlovy Vary marks the film's tenth festival participation in only six months. Producer is Johnny Andersen for Nimbus Film.

Festivals:
Generation 14+ Berlin 2008, BUFF Malmö 2008 (awarded), Kristiansand 2008, Cinekid Amsterdam 2008, Cinepaenz Cologne 2008, Luebeck 2008 (awarded), Oulu 2008 (awarded), Olympia Pyrgos 2008 (awarded), Youngabout Bologna 2009, Augsburg 2009, Sprockets Toronto 2009, Discoveryfilmfestival Dundee 2009, ICFFCY Nikosia/Cyprus 2009

Website: http://www.fighter-filmen.dk

Study guide: http://www.dfi.dk/aktuelt/pressroom/ ...

Study guide: Flemish

Study guide: German

Study guide: Norwegian

Some additional media: Digital filmpage (Flemish)

World sales address/es:
Attraction Distribution (CDN)

Sold to:
Sandrew Metronome DK A/S (DK)
Maxximum (D)
Mongrel Media (CA)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (D)
VCL (D)
Jef (BE)