Soccer is a game of life and death, not just on the field.
Defense attorney Lea Brandstätter witnesses an accident in which her boyfriend, accomplished soccer scout David Winter, dies. She wants to mourn privately, but has a strange encounter with Marcel Fork, a hooligan. Marcel lost his best friend on the same day in a stabbing by strangers just a few meters away from the accident that claimed David’s life. Could there be a connection? With the help of Lea’s mentor, they try to find out who is really behind the deaths. The trail leads to the innermost circle: to the president of the World Football Association.
Meet the director
Born in Paderborn in 1978, Rick Ostermann started out as a recording supervisor, set recording supervisor, and assistant director on various film and television productions. Among the first short films he wrote and directed was STILL, which premiered at the Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival in 2009. His first feature film, WOLFSKINDER (2012), premiered at the 70th Venice International Film Festival. This was followed, among other things, by the feature films LYSIS (2017) and DAS HAUS (2021), the TV movies FREMDER FEIND (2017) and FREUNDE (2021), and the award-winning series DAS BOOT (2019). Rick Ostermann lives and works in Berlin.