a film by Jan Tenhaven


Germany | Austria | 2010 | 90:00 min

Formal Categories

Human Interest Society Sports

Content Categories

90min or 52min original English/German/Czech/Italian version with English or German subtitles
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
Cast and Crew
  • Director Jan Tenhaven
  • Producer Christian Beetz
  • Screenwriter Jan Tenhaven
  • Director of Photography Marcus Winterbauer
  • Editor Jürgen Winkelblech
Original Languages






Production Company
Gebrüder Beetz Media GmbH
Heinrich Roller Strasse 15, 10405 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 69566910

Phone: +49 40 76973070

Links / Reference
Menu Icon Menu Icon Arrow Icon Arrow Icon Plus Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Minus Icon HFF Logo HFF Logo