portrait | sports | society
D/A 2010 | 94 min
© 2010 - Jan Tenhaven
The film tells the life-affirming stories of five senior athletes across the world who all have one goal – to take part in the track and field World Masters Championships in Finland. The biggest challenge is their age as all athletes are between 77 and 100 years old - a race against time and personal degeneration as they jump, run and throw the discus. In their long lives, they have fought many personal crises and losses, they have survived wars and other tragedies, some of them have won the battle against terminal diseases. Now they are united in one common goal: to take part in the Championships. No matter what it takes. If they only do not die before. Life will end soon – so what? As everybody is quite aware of that biological fact, there is plenty of space for a good portion of humour.

Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
Köln GmbH + Co KG
Original titleHERBSTGOLD
CameraMarcus Winterbauer
DirectorJan Tenhaven
EditorJürgen Winkelblech
ScreenplayJan Tenhaven
Festivals: Diagonale
Production Company
gebrueder beetz filmproduktion Köln GmbH&Co.KG
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50667 Köln [ Innenstadt ]

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