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SARGIS – Das Leben ist so eine Sache
Documentary Film, AT 2018, Farbe, 75 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2018

Director: Stefan Langthaler
Camera: Georg Weiss, Martin Winter
Editor: Sebastian Schreiner
Location Sound: Markus Ortner
Sounddesign: Tong Zhang
Additional Credits: Mischung: Chris Kuchner Untertitel: Lisa Zoe Geretschläger
Producers: Stefan Langthaler


For years, Sargis Martirosyan had to watch as other athletes won medals in weight lifting, which he could have won himself. In the hopes of a profes­sional career, the Armenian weightlifter applies for Austrian citizenship—but first he has to wait. The tactful portrait accompanies the ambitious athlete and his trainer for years, through everyday life and physical and bureaucratic hurdles. Until with participation in the European Championships in Nor­way, it seems his lifelong dream will be fulfilled.

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