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Captain Handicap

At rehearsals for a theatre play Marie, Daniel and Alfredo meet for the first time. The performance is a success – handicapped Alfredo in the role of Captain Handicap becomes a star for the night. The theatre project goes on to yield its fruits: Two years later Daniel is a successful theatre director and Marie has enrolled as a student at the drama school in Munich. Alfredo, who has depended on his wheelchair since his childhood, tirelessly wheels himself around the city. The success of Captain Handicap has given him wings and he has made the risky leap into a new world – the world of the “normal” – where he at all costs and with Daniel’s help, fights for his rightful place. The three young adults spend a few days together in a house at the lake, where once again they come face to face with one another and their shared memories. A story about a passionate fight for true feelings, for honesty and for respect begins to take its course…

With Alfredo González de Linares
Marie Leuenberger
Daniel Wahl

Author and Director: Sibylle Ott, Dominik Labhardt
DOP: Dieter Fahrer
Sound and mixing: Patrick Becker
Editor: Hercli Bundi
Music: Markus Fürst, Michael Pfeuti, Tassilo Dellers
Production: Stella Händler
Coproduction: Pankraz film, point de vue, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

Festivals

Solothurner Filmtage
GAGA – Film und Medienfestival, Berlin
Cinema Procap in Domat/Ems und Naters

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