Short

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17 min.

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Wrestlers

Wrestlers

Two wrestlers confront each other in the most passionate struggle of their lives.

The highlight and goal of every athlete’s career is to achieve something great, such as winning big championships. This is the moment an athlete has prepared for throughout their career. One match where you write yourself in history books or you may be forever forgotten. But that’s merely the surface. Two parallel realities alternate when athletic movements blend with choreography of dance, cuddling and lovemaking. The enemies notice they have a deeper relationship where there’s no competition. Surroundings disappear and two lovers can see only each other. The difference between fulfillment of happiness and bitter disappointment is characteristic for both worlds. The sport represents the beastial side of human beings whereas the lovers manifest the humane nature. It’s just a matter of time before these two worlds collide and the prey confronts the predator.

Director’s statement
My goal is to create a unique and emotional journey that explores the similarities and differences between competition and love. By combining the movements of wrestling, dance, and making love, the film offers a thrilling and intimate viewing experience. Through metamorphosis and a shifting soundscape, the characters transform from athletes to lovers, offering a visual and sensory representation of their emotional journey. My vision is to create a powerful and unforgettable film that will deepen the audience's understanding of the human experience and appreciation for the sport of wrestling. I believe "Wrestlers" will be a powerful and unforgettable film that resonates with audiences and sparks conversation about the complexities of life and love.

Country of production

Finland

Target audience

Adults, festival audience, Interested in absurd black comedy and surreal animation. Fans of suspense, sport, romance and dance.

Animation Technique

Drawing and Stop motion

Production company

Böhle Studios

Looking for

Co-producer, Sales agent / distributor, Broadcaster, Festival representative, Animation studio

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CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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