SynopsisThe film follows three senior swimmers from the Ruhr area who experience and celebrate national and international successes. It is not just their sporting success, however, that pushes Erich Liesner (84), Hans-Jürgen Schmidt (66) and Andreas Tschech (47) to practice three to five times per week.
The protagonists tell of lives filled with ups and downs, granting the audience a profound insight into their world and the central role of SC AEGIR 1908 swimming club in it.
What matters most is not the scoreboard – it’s the people in the club.
The 61 Minutes 01 Second version of longterm documentary ENTSCHEIDEND IS AM BECKENRAND was shown for the first time in 2015 at the 18. STRANGER THAN FICTION dokumentarfilmfest und the
Stefan Eisenburger died in 2016. He met with an accident whilst swimming at the Canary Islands.
Hannah Dörr, Janina Jung, Carina Mergens completed the 80 Minutes version for cinema.