Sportman van de Eeuw • FILMFEST HAMBURG

Sportsman of the Century

OT: Sportman van de Eeuw

Mischa Alexander // Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, 2006
Fiction Feature // FF2006



Love is a many-splendoured thing and can make small men grow as tall as mountains. Or at least tall enough to climb a pole to compete in the pole-sitting competition which Taefke tries to win in order to impress his loved one. It turned him into a local hero and the sportsman of the century – after all, these were the 1930s. An enchanting comedy about a man who changed the world by sitting down.



Sportman van de Eeuw

Fiction Feature


Filmszene Hamburg//FF2006

Germany, Netherlands, Sweden


95 min


Mischa Alexander

Mischa Alexander

Jochum ten Haaf, Ricky Koole, Hark Bohm, Bela B. Felsenheimer

Michael Eckelt, Emjay Rechsteiner

Bert Pot

Charlotte van der Veen

Zbigniew Preisner

Marc Teunissen, Michel de Graaf

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