30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Norm - Is taking part really everything? Germany 2016 | 105 min | OV | Colour | FF 2016

Guido Weihermüller

After studying journalism, GUIDO WEIHERMÜLLER (*1964) worked for various broadcasters before switching to advertising. Since 2006, he has lectured at the Media Academy Hamburg in the field of crossmedia. In 2016, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his documentary Die Norm [The Norm].

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Documentary According to the Olympic motto, it's all about taking part. But before an athlete can be picked, there is the hurdle of the Olympic norm to overcome. Nine top sportsmen and women from Hamburg face the task of realizing their dream of Olympic participation, including swimmer Jacob Heidtmannt, long jumper Sebastian Bayer and rower Tim Ole Naske. The film accompanies the athletes over the course of a year to competitions and training sessions, witnessing uplifting successes and devastating setbacks. The athletes' private environments also play a regular part, with parents and friends who support the aspiring Olympians and even tailor their entire lives to this end. Die Norm is a unique, emotional look behind the scenes of top-level sports – with tears of disappointment for some and tears of triumph for others.
Original title: Die Norm - Ist dabei sein wirklich alles?
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Guido Weihermüller
Screenplay: Guido Weihermüller
Producer: Silvia Weihermüller
Director of Photography: Eduard Ebel, Guido Weihermüller, Sebastian Joos, Neels Feil
Music: Kian Djalili
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Editor: Hans Hartmann
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Format: dcp
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Production: Close Distance Productions
Contact: Silvia Weihermüller, Close Distance Productions:


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