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Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son

Original title: Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
Denmark, 2014, 32 min.

Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Production company:
Final Cut for Real ApS
Forbindelsesvej 7
2100 København

Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Film genre: Documentary

The film follows the 10-year-old Japanese boy Chikara and his struggle to become a sumo wrestler. His father, Harumitsu, was a professional sumo wrestler from one of Tokyo's most successful clubs, so expectations surrounding Chikara are extremely high. Today his father owns a noodle shop, where he works too much. They only spend time together during Sumo wrestling practice. This time is very valuable for Chikara and he desperately wants to impress his father, but when Harumitsu is there, Chikara gets really nervous and everything seems to go wrong. The annual national Sumo Championship is approaching and it means everything to Chikara to do well, so his father will be proud of him.

Marketing strategies:
world sale
Autlook Filmsales
Trappelgasse 4/27
1040 Wien Austria
t 43 720 34 69 34

Frankfurt Lucas International Children's Film Festival 2014
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2014
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2014
Kidsffest Indonesia 2014
Fredrikstad, Nordic Docs 2014
TIFF Kids 2014
Taipei Taiwan Int. Children's TV and Film Festival 2014
Malmö, BUFF 2014
Amsterdam, IDFA 2013

Study guide: German