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Every summer, when the major football teams fly their star athletes to training grounds in expensive and sunny locations, some other players meet on a football field in Duisburg. Even though they are professional footballers, they are all unemployed. The film sheds a new and completely different light on the mythologies of contemporary football. It shows the intricate economic and moral complexities behind the façade of entertainment. The achievement-oriented society does not allow too many dreams even though it is exactly dreams that are sold to audiences everywhere. Footballers looking for a breakthrough but living constantly on the verge of failure are exchanged at a fast rate. THE OTHER FIELDS shows how the entertainment and sports system fits and basically is just another cog of the capitalistic production system.

Marco Kugel was born in 1979 and studied Media Arts & Film at the Karlsruhe University for Arts & Design. Active as a director and cinematographer, his films include: IMPUSE (2011), DETECTION DRIFT (2013), RIVERS VALLEYS MOUNTAINS (2014), and THE OTHER FIELDS (2017).

Simon Quack was born in 1978 and studied Media Arts & Film at the Karlsruhe University for Arts & Design. Active as a freelance director, editor and cinematographer, his films include: RUNE RITZEN (2004), THE BIBLE FACTORY (2005), MOVING ROCKS (2007), EINSMALEINS (2010), PROCEDERE (2016), and THE OTHER FIELDS (2017).
Genre Sports, Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2017
Directors Marco Kugel, Simon Quack
Screenplay Marco Kugel, Simon Quack
Cinematography Marco Kugel, Simon Quack
Cast Dietmar Hirsch, Maximilian Riedmüller, Philipp Bönig, Anel Hodzic
Producer Nico Hain
Production Company Sein+Hain Film
Length 84 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Visions du Réel Nyon 2017 (Int. Feature Competition)
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg

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