Filmfest 2016

German Age Rating

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Germany in the 1920s. In a small village, two brothers launch the sports shoe to international fame. But Adi and Rudi Dassler, one an introverted inventor, craftsman and athlete, the other a visionary sales wonder and impulsive womanizer, begin developing increasingly different visions. With the rise of the Nazi regime, their long-standing differences grow to a profound mistrust, which ultimately leads to the creation of two future multinational corporations: ADIDAS and PUMA. A legendary rivalry ensues that, in its tenacity, is carried on to the next generation and shapes Adi and Rudi’s life until the end.
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN presents both episodes of this epic family drama in a single three hour screening.

The gala premiere on June 24, 2016 at the Gasteig Festival Centre will be presented by Opel.

tags: Work, Family, Portrait, Feature film, Economy

Cast: Christian Friedel, Hanno Koffler, Alina Levshin, Hannah Herzsprung, Joachim Król


Screenplay: Christoph Silber

Director of Photography: Philip Peschlow

Film Editor: Lucas Seeberger

Composer: Karim Sebastian Elias

Production Designer: Albrecht Konrad

Costume Design: Gabriele Binder

Sound: Jiri Kriz

Producer: Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann, Susanne Hildebrand

Production Company: Wiedemann & Berg Television GmbH & Co. KG

Co-Producer: Claudia Luzius, Sascha Schwingel

World Sales: Global Screen GmbH

Director: Cyrill Boss, Philipp Stennert

TV channel: ARD Degeto


Cyrill Boss (first photo) and Philipp Stennert (second photo) studied directing together at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, graduating in 2003. Their theatrical debut THE VEXXER (2007) was a parody of classic German Hammer-style Edgar Wallace thrillers, followed by action comedy JERRY COTTON 2009 and kid’s thriller HOUSE OF CROODILES 2012. They last screened THE TRACE – ADRENALINE at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2014 .