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Win by Fall

Original title: Schultersieg
German title: Schultersieg
Germany, 2016

Director: Koch, Anna
Production company: Anna Wendt Film GmbH, DFFB
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 82 min.
Film genre: Documentary

Janny, Lisa, Debby and Michelle are 12 years old when they leave home. The "Elite School of Sport" at Frankfurt/Oder, a boarding school of the East German tradition is where they move to. They grow up in a strict regime of training schedules, weight classes and are pressured to perform. Being wrestlers, they all dream of a championship title, though off the mat, each girl fights her very own battle: Janny is searching for her standing within the group, Debby fights her own expectations, Lisa is homesick and Michelle fights with her weight. The documentary attempts to show their place outside of competitive rankings.

Hof IFF 2016, Austin IFF 2016, BAFICI Buenos Aires 2017, Achtung Berlin! (awarded), Dokfest Munich 2017, Zlin 2017, Seoul Women's IFF 2017, Golden Sparrow Gera + Erfurt 2017, Zoomz Luzern 2018, Kinotrip Ljubljana 2018

Website: www.schultersieg-film.de

World sales address/es:
Wendt (DE)