Gold - Du kannst mehr als Du denkst

Gold - Du kannst mehr als Du denkst

Deutschland 2011-2013, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Gold - You Can Do More than You Think

When Kirsten Bruhn regained consciousness after a traffic accident in 1991 she couldn’t feel her legs. The months that followed were agonising for the 22-year-old: "I wanted to find a place where there was no past, no future and no pain." But then, eleven years later, she competed as a swimmer in the Athens Paralympics and won gold. In 2012, she participated in the London Paralympics and, drawing on all her strength and determination, once again secured success.

In his film, experienced cinematographer Michael Hammon follows three athletes on their way to the London Paralympics, capturing impressive moments that describe their hopes and doubts, victories and defeats. Besides Kirsten Bruhn he also portrays blind Kenyan long-distance runner Henry Wanyoike and Kurt Fearnley from Australia who was born in 1981 missing the lower part of his backbone and since youth has been dubbed the marathon man of wheelchair sports. All three athletes subscribe to Fearnley’s credo: "You can overcome any barrier if you really want to". The film shows them in their daily lives and in training, and describes how they are a source of energy and inspiration for others.

Source: 63. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Michael Hammon
Screenplay:Michael Hammon (Konzept), Marc Brasse (Konzept), Andreas F. Schneider (Konzept)
Director of photography:Marcus Winterbauer
Assistant camera:Dominik Roge
Editing:Katja Dringenberg
Assistant editor:Jihyeon Park
Sound design:Christian Conrad
Sound:André Zacher
Audio mixing:Richard Borowski
Music:Oliver Schmitt, Krisz Kreuzer
Conductor:Pia Hoffmann
Production company:Parapictures Film Production GmbH (Hamburg)
in co-production with:Spiegel TV GmbH (Hamburg)
Producer:Andreas F. Schneider, Hendrik Flügge
Producer:Ronald Kruschak
Line producer:Tina Mersmann
Unit production manager:Sabina Doerr
Shoot:: Deutschland, Australien, Kenia, Großbritannien
Original distributor:NFP Marketing & Distribution (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:106 min
Format:HD, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.02.2013, 137487, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 15.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 28.02.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Gold - Du kannst mehr als Du denkst

Versions

Original

Length:106 min
Format:HD, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.02.2013, 137487, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 15.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 28.02.2013
 

Awards

FBW 2013
Dokumentarfilm des Monats
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll