RIVALS FOREVER – THE SNEAKER BATTLE
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.
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 .