(orig. Kids Run)
Germany 2020Language:GermanSubtitles:EnglishDirector:Barbara OttWriter:Barbara OttCinematographer:Falko LachmundEditor:Gregory SchuchmannMusic:Paradox Paradise / John Gürtler, Lars Voges, Jan MiserreSound:Robert KeilbarWith:Jannis Niewöhner, Lena Tronina, Eline DoenstProducer:Gabriele Simon, Martin HeislerProduction Company:Flare Film, ZDF - Das kleine FernsehspielDistributor:farbfilm verleih GmbH104 min, Colour
Andi, father of three children from two different women, works in construction and dabbles in amateur boxing in order to repay his debt and support his kids. Torn between work, hard training sessions, and his children’s problems at school, he tries to win back Sonja, the mother of his youngest daughter. To make this happen, he must win the upcoming boxing match. The tender moments between Andi and his children whose social decline seems inescapable, will touch even the hard-boiled. Barbara Otts feature film debut is “head and shoulders above its US-American predecessors”, judged the feminist film magazine “Filmlöwin”.
Director's Biography:Barbara Ott, born 1983, studied directing at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. She has received multiple short film and newcomer awards. KIDS RUN was the opening film for the section “Perspectives on German Cinema” at this year’s Berlinale.