a film by Lena Leonhardt


Germany | 2019 | 88:00 min

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Andreas Drapa used to be a regular paver in a small town, breeding pigeons in his free time. Now he's a millionaire – and the wealthiest high-class racing pigeon breeder in Germany. As such he has become the preferred business partner of multi-millionaires in China and Dubai. Because especially in the Middle Kingdom betting on pigeon races has become a million dollar business behind closed doors. But Drapa's still aiming for more: He wants to belong to the powerful super rich, too.

HIGHFLYERS adopts an unusual perspective on the story of winners and losers in a game ruled by the new powers of global economy.

34 DOK.fest Munich - world premiere
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  • Director Lena Leonhardt
  • Producer Peter Kuczinski (OnScreen Media GbR)
  • Director of Photography Sebastian Bäumler
  • Editor Sven Kulik
  • Sound Marc Eyrich, Alexander Rubin, Markus Limberger, Steffen Flach, Simon Peter, Uwe Drosch, Joey Ge
  • Score Christian Halten
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