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Kick Off
Documentary Film, AT 2009, Farbe, 94 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2010

Director, Script: Hüseyin Tabak
Cast: Orhan Yildirim, Johann Kovac, Serkan Yavuz, Gilbert Prilasnig
Camera: Lukas Gnaiger
Editor: Britta Nahler
Location Sound: Fabian Rüdisser
Music: Mikail Aslan
Producers: Josef Aichholzer
Production: Aichholzer Filmproduktion


The Homeless Street Soccer Cup, the championship for homeless people, asylum seekers, ex-drug addicts and recovering alcoholics. For many of the participants, the competition represents the first step back to an ordered existence. Kick Off accompanies the Austrian team during its preparations for the tournament in Australia, where they begin to rebuild something of their self-esteem and pride – characteristics that will make possible a long-awaited new start for their lives.

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