Schultersieg

(Win by Fall)

Germany / 2016
Documentary / 82 min / Colored

Director:Anna Koch
Script: Anna Koch & Julia Lemke
Cinematography: Julia Lemke
Producer: Jolanka Höhn / Romana Janik
Production: Produktionsfirma (en) - Anna Wendt Filmproduktion GmbH Koproduktionsfirma - Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin & Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

Janny, Lisa, Debby and Michelle are four young female wrestlers. Since the age of 13 they’ve been living at the “Elite School of Sport” in Frankfurt / Oder, a boarding school in East German tradition.

We accompanied them up to tenth grade through their hard daily training, watching them grow up in a world of long corridors, weight classes, performance pressure and gyms. We were interested in where they would find space for dreams and aspirations; what the girls moves and drives to go down this difficult path.

The documentary “Win by Fall” follows the wrestlers trying to find their place, even away from competitive rankings.

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