Sumo Bruno

Sumo Bruno

Deutschland 1999/2000, Spielfilm

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Sumo Bruno

For the first time ever, the Sumo Wrestling Amateur Championships are being held outside of Japan, in Riesa, a small town in Germany.

Kalle, a shifty entrepreneur, talks Bruno, his 400 pound heavyweight buddy, into taking up Sumo wrestling with the goal to win the prize money. But Bruno is all but a fighting machine. Kalle hires Akashi, a local owner of a fairly successful Sushi restaurant, as a Sumo trainer. Bruno wouldn′t last long were it no for eleven year old, overweight Timo and his mother Anna, a dancer and fitness instructor. Bruno undergoes the relentless Sumo training enforced by Akashi. He is on his way to becoming a champion but his friends are in trouble. Kalle is threatened by a loan shark and Anna and Timo seek shelter in Bruno′s house. What could be more than sympathy between Anna and Bruno is destroyed by shyness and awkwardness and ends in disappointment. But, encouraged by Timo, Bruno sails through the qualifying tournament and qualifies for the World Championship.
The big day - but the seats reserved for Timo and Anna remain empty. Bruno realizes that to get what he wants, especially in love matters, he has to overcome his shyness and take fate into his own hands. Just before the final fight, he finds Anna and Timo. Anna′s kiss is the biggest reward of the day. In the final match, Bruno is beaten but knows, that, even though he came in second, he is the winner overall.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Director:Lenard Fritz Krawinkel
Assistant director:René Bosmann
Screenplay:Marius del Mestre, Jan Berger, Lenard Fritz Krawinkel
Director of photography:Piotr Lenar
Camera operator:Uli Kudicke (2. Stab)
Steadycam operator:Sebastian Meuschel, Jörg Widmer
Set design:Claus-Jürgen Pfeiffer, Katharina Birkenfeld
Storyboard:Neil Reynolds
Make-up artist:Heidrun Gießmann, Peter Bour
Costume design:Monika Jakobs
Editing:Adam Boome
Sound editor:Kai-Uwe Koch
Foley editor:Christian Conrad
Sound design:Roland Platz
Sound:Heino Herrenbrück
Audio mixing:Klaus Hornemann
Music:Biber Gullatz, Eckes Maltz
  
Cast: 
Hakan OrbeyiBruno
Oliver KorittkeKalle
Julia RichterAnna
Martin SeifertAkashi
Thomas DrechselTimo
Esther EscheGina
Tim WildeLucky
Sandra StefflBärbel
Uwe SteimleFilialleiter
Timo DierkesKredithai
Jörg BrümmerR. F. Schröder
  
Production company:Babelsberg Film GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
in co-production with:Studio Babelsberg Independents (Potsdam-Babelsberg), Senator Film Produktion GmbH (Berlin), Studio Babelsberg GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Producer:Dirk Beinhold, Friedrich-Carl Wachs
Co-Producer:Arthur Hofer, Alfred Holighaus
Associate producer:Henning Molfenter
Unit production manager:Oliver Lüer
Production assistant:Katja Hoerstmann, Iris Kronauer
Shoot:19.12.1999-18.12.1999: Riesa, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen
Original distributor:Senator Film Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Original video distributor:EuroVideo Bildprogramm GmbH (Ismaning)
Funding:Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2719 m, 99 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 08.06.2000, 85069, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 25.10.2000, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Aufführung (DE): 17.11.2000, Lünen, Kinofest;
Veröffentlichung (DE): 08.11.2001 [Videoeinsatz]

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Originaltitel (DE) Sumo Bruno

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Length:2719 m, 99 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 08.06.2000, 85069, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 25.10.2000, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Aufführung (DE): 17.11.2000, Lünen, Kinofest;
Veröffentlichung (DE): 08.11.2001 [Videoeinsatz]
 

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