Fighter

Fighter

Deutschland 2016, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Documentary on mixed martial arts and the so-called "cage fighting" in which two men face-off in a cage beating each other up – seemingly with little to no rules. The film foregrounds some of the fighters who, when not actively engaged in the ring, do not match the cliché of a "beater": They come across as charming and intelligent, and their behavior towards other fighters is determined by care and respect. The film tries to find out what drives these men when they get beaten bloody in front of an audience while they are barely able to make a living off the pay and frowned upon as sportsmen by society. At the same time, the film wants to demonstrate both the spiritual and the sociopolitical component of the fights. First, it seems that "cage fights" provide for extreme emotional and transgressive experience for those involved, and second it is striking that the fighters almost exclusively hail from lower class backgrounds and that the sport is tied mostly to migrant communities.

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Director:Susanne Binninger
Screenplay:Susanne Binninger (Konzept)
Director of photography:Marcus Lenz
Colour grading:Christine Hiam
Editing:Chris Wright, Sandeep Mehta
Sound design:Jan Petzold
Sound:Alexander Czart
Audio mixing:Matthias Schwab
Music:Jörg Follert
Production company:CORSO Film- und Fernsehproduktion (Köln)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) / 3sat (Mainz)
Producer:Erik Winker, Martin Roelly
Producer (TV):Daniel Schössler (ZDF/3sat)
Unit production manager:Florian-Malte Fimpel
Original distributor:Real Fiction Filmverleih (Köln)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:107 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.05.2017, 167963, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 01.11.2016, Leipzig, DOK;
Kinostart (DE): 04.05.2017

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Fighter

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Original

Length:107 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.05.2017, 167963, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 01.11.2016, Leipzig, DOK;
Kinostart (DE): 04.05.2017
 

Awards

DOK Leipzig 2016
Gedankenaufschluss-Preis
 

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