Erich und Schmitte – Entscheidend is am Beckenrand 

A documentary film by Stefan Eisenburger | 80 min | 2018 | D


Stefan Eisenburger portrays the two senior swimmers Erich Liesner (86) and Hans-Jürgen Schmidt (68) in his. A "Heimatfilm" from the Ruhr area, which tells of a male friendship, of the complaints of old age, of community and also a little of sporting success. When the filmmaker is killed in an accident, both protagonists lose a friend, and their humorous way of looking at life is put to the test. Three filmmaker friends take over the project and finish telling the story. A laconic film about friendship, death and ordinary life.


Screenplay, Director: Stefan Eisenburger

Camera: Stefan Eisenburger

Sound: Stefan Eisenburger

Editing: Carina Mergens

Distribution: Daniel Schössler, 3.Sat/ZDF


In co-production with ZDF/3sat
Production funded by: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and FFA

Festivals (Selection)

Max-Ophüls-Preis, Wettbewerb Dokumentarfilm


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