In today’s society, we worship success. Failure is something to be ashamed of, something to be hidden. This film is an unflinching look at failure. We follow Kherou, a young wrestler in Dakar, through the ups and downs of his career. Shot entirely on 16mm, the rough look of the film echoes the harshness of his life. This is a film about embracing our failures. Because it’s our failures more than our successes that truly shape the people we are.
Clio Awards 2018 - Gold
Ciclope Festival 2018 - Gold
Young Director Award Cannes 2018 - Shortlisted
Spotlight Awards 2019 – Bronze
NYF Advertising Awards 2019 – Second Prize Award (Direction)
Director: Marko Roth | DoP: Dehler | Local Producer: Meissa Seck | Wrestler: Kherou Ngor | Edit: Emma Backman | Colorist: Marina Starke | Sounddesign: Moritz Staub | Composer: Jakob Balogh