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Thomas the High Jumper (Thomas der Hochspringer)

Thomas the High Jumper
(c) Leri Matehha

An adolescent boy lives together with his mom in a sports camp. His only encounter with the outside world is through sports. His life is characterized by emotionless discipline and skewed social rules. The absurd ambition to make her son an athlete leads her to the narcissist trainer Frank. His alternative training methods, which include psychological power games, shake up the importance of routines and the authority of mother‘s control regiment starts to fade.
Genre Art, Coming-of-Age Story, Drama, Experimental, Sports
Category Feature
Year of Production 2020
Director Leri Matehha
Screenplay Leri Matehha
Cinematography Jozephina Gocman
Cast Max Poerting, Alexandra Finder
Producer Leri Matehha, in co-production with Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
Runtime 92 min
Format 1:1.78, 16:9
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor Leri Matehha

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