Tackling Life

a film by Johannes List

Tackling Life

2018 | 91:00 min

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Adam, Nico and Su are members of Germany’s first gay rugby team, the Berlin Bruisers. Tackling Life portrays their everyday lives and follows them into the world of this dangerous niche sport, showing their struggle for recognition – in competition with the hetero regional league teams – as well as their community involvement: gathering money at colorful fundraisers and visiting schools to give anti-bullying workshops.
Looking beyond the spectacular surface of self-presentation and cliché, we focus on how our trio copes with the challenges of everyday life – from self-realization to their search for belongingness. By alternating impressions of excessive, vibrant athletics with the quiet observation of its protagonists, the film is fragile and profound, but also spectacular and loud.
33rd DOK.fest Munich
69th Berlinale PERSPECTIVE

One World IHR Documentary FF, Czech Republic
Cast and Crew
  • Director Johannes List
  • Director of Photography Eugen Gritschneder, Tim Kuhn
  • Editor Eric Asch
  • Sound Konstantin Kirilow
  • Compositing Benedikt Hoenes
  • Score Jakob Klotz
Original Languages


Production Company
if... Productions e.K.
Lindwurmstr. 108a, 80337 München

Phone: +49 89 124722380

Fax: +49 89 124722388

Co-Production Company
HFF München (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film)
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