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I WILL NOT LOSE

a film by Sandra Kaudelka

I WILL NOT LOSE

Germany 2013 | 93:00 min

Original Title:
EINZELKÄMPFER

Synopsis
In I WILL NOT LOSE director Sandra Kaudelka, having been a talented athlete herself in her youth,
portrays four former top athletes of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), who used to go to their
mental and physical limits for their carrers – and even beyond. Sandra Kaudelka made her very own
experiences with the sports system of the GDR, in which she was trained in her childhood. Still coping with these experiences today, she examines how her own life would have been, if the Fall of the Wall hadn’t liberated her from the daily drill and pressure to succeed. So she visits four former top athletes - four people with four totally different biographies: Brita Baldus, Ines Geipel, Marita Koch and Udo
Beyer. Through the clash of these different pathes of life, I WILL NOT LOSE enables an extraordinary and personal insight into the former system of the GDR and the German German history.
For after the Fall of the Wall, each of the four protagonists dealt in their very own way with both the end of their carrers and the transition from socialism into western capitalism.
Festivals/Awards
2013
Berlinale - Perspektive Deutsches Kino (world premiere)
nominated für den Prix Europa 2013

42. Int. Studentenfilmfestival der HFF Konrad Wolff "Sehsüchte" Potsdam
Filmkunstfest M-V, Schwerin
DOK.fest Munich
Filmfestival Sehenswert Budapest, Ungarn
Biberacher Filmfestspiele
Kinofest Lünen
Festival des deutschen Films Moskau & Novosibirsk, Russland
Input Festival Hilversum, Niederlande
Cast and Crew
  • Director Sandra Kaudelka
  • Producer Martin Heisler
  • Director of Photography Jenny Lou Ziegel, Hendrik Reichel
  • Sound Felix Heibges
  • Score Cassis Birgit Staudt
Original Languages

German

World Sales Company
Illumina Films | Robin Brinster
Plantage Middenlaan 27, 1018 DB Amsterdam

Phone: +31 20 6248395

info@illuminafilms.nl
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Production Company
Flare Film GmbH
Allerstr. 18, 12049 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 762397370

Fax: +49 30 762397399

info@flare-film.com
http://www.flare-film.com
Co-Production Company
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
Potsdamer Str., 10785 Berlin
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