Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 24–29, 2020, Graz

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Hana, dul, sed ...
Documentary Film, AT 2009, Farbe, 98 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2010

Director: Brigitte Weich, Karin Macher
Script: Brigitte Weich, Karin Macher
Cast: Ri Jong Hi, Ra Mi Ae, Jin Pyol Hi, Ri Hyang Ok u.a.
Camera: Judith Benedikt
Editor: Michaela Müllner
Location Sound: Cordula Thym, Julia Wibmer, Johanna Moder
Producers: Brigitte Weich
Production: Ri Filme

 

Pyongyang, North Korea. Sport as passion, but also a weapon against the enemy. The winners make the general and the comrades happy. Brigitte Weich follows the successes, defeats and friendships of four North Korean women soccer players over a period of five years. “When you step onto the pitch it’s like you can enter another world,” says one of the women. In a country that is cut off from the outside world, perhaps sport deserves its reputation for transcending borders. At least for a short time.