FIGHTER (Germany)



  • Susanne Binninger


They fight in cages. Partly because they want to, but also because it’s how their audiences want to watch them. Andreas Kraniotakes, Khalid Taha and Lom-Ali Eskijev are professionals in mixed martial arts (MMA). They fight against each other on stage using multiple combat techniques. They work hard and live ascetically. Their lives are characterised by close friendship, discipline and an unconditional respect for each other and their opponents. Kraniotakes, Taha and Eskijew share the dream of being recognised as athletes and achieving international success. They have to pay a high price for this. In Germany, MMA fighters are rarely recognised as athletes and barely able to make a living from their sport. The “modern-day gladiators” are under enormous pressure and can afford neither to age nor get injured – nor can they afford to lose.
  • Market
Length: 100'
Country: Germany
Year: 2016
Language(s): German, English
Premiere status (in January 2018) : Swiss Premiere
VdR edition : 2018


Erik Winker
Martin Roelly

Sales Contact

Elina Kewitz
Tel. +004922116819743


Watch the film on the Media Library, from 13 April to 21 July 2018, only for Industry accredited professionals.