Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Tough Cookies
Documentary Film, AT/US 2014, Farbe, 84 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2014

Director, Script, Camera: Ruth Kaaserer
Cast: Jaci Trivilino, Tiffanie Hearn, Tree O'Toole
Editor: Joana Scrinzi
Location Sound: Atanas Tcholakov
Sounddesign: Atanas Tcholakov
Additional Credits: Dramaturgische Beratung: Emily Artmann Produktionsberatung: Peter Janecek
Producers: Ruth Kaaserer


Boxing is a brutal sport, a man’s world, but what about female boxers? Tiffanie loves Hip Hop and beautiful women. As an amateur boxer, she wants to qualify for the Olympic Games. Jaci, a professional, eats, drinks and sleeps boxing, living from one fight to the next. Tree, a devout Catholic, quit boxing to be a stuntwoman. They all live on the edge of society, making a living from odd jobs, constantly looking for a challenge in the ring and in life. It’s a daily struggle, a soul search. (Production note)


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