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FULL CONTACT - A WAY OF LIVING (VOLLKONTAKT - EIN LEBENS-WEG)

FULL CONTACT - A WAY OF LIVING
photo © Jakob Schäuffelen

Ordinary, friendly and civilized people meet in a Berlin backyard to hit each other, to throw themselves to the ground, to contort their limbs, to punch, to choke and to kick the others in the ribs. Why do they do that?

This documentary follows four protagonists in their private lives, their jobs, their studies – and their martial arts. Attila, a half-Turkish half-German high-school-student. Alex, an ex-gender studies student who has decided to become a professional fighter and trainer. Luise, a student of German literature who works in an ice-cream-shop. And Oliver, a surgeon whose daily job is to fit artificial joints into his patient's hips.

It's a journey into the souls of four sensitive, well-educated, middle-class people who do one of the most controversial and hardest sports on this planet: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Genre Biopic, Sports
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2012
Director Jakob Schäuffelen
Screenplay Jakob Schäuffelen
Cinematography Konstantin Kröning, Jakob Schäuffelen
Producer Jakob Schäuffelen
Co-Producer Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
Production Company jakobsfilm/Berlin, in co-production with Flying Moon Filmproduktion/Berlin
Runtime 83 min
Format HD, color, 16:9
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Achtung Berlin 2012

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