The emotional story of three outstanding top athletes. Henry Wanyoike, a blind marathon runner from Kenya, Kirsten Bruhn, paralyzed swimmer from Germany and Kurt Fearnley, Australian ... See full summary »
The emotional story of three outstanding top athletes. Henry Wanyoike, a blind marathon runner from Kenya, Kirsten Bruhn, paralyzed swimmer from Germany and Kurt Fearnley, Australian wheelchair racer on their way to the Paralympics 2012. For over a year the film team around Michael Hammon followed these three athletes on their daily routines. But GOLD is more than just a movie about exceptional athletes. This documentary reminds you, that you can achieve much more than you think and that GOLD is in each and everyone of us. Written by
Kirsten, a flippant, competitive young woman gets tossed from a motorcycle and loses the use of her legs...
Kurt, outrageously funny and fiercely courageous, born with tiny legs, but in no way 'disabled...'
Henry, a soft spoken deep thinker, who woke up one morning unable to see...
These are the three heroes of GOLD whose lives are exposed before the camera with bracing honesty. Kirsten, from Germany, swims with amazing beauty; Henry, from Kenya, keeps running, even when his guide collapses from exhaustion; Kurt, from Australia, forces astonishing speeds out of a racing wheelchair.
The film is documentary because of the truth it is telling, but its heart is all story--three stories of three athletes who defy assumptions about their limitations and plow their way to the London Paralympics. It is a laugh-out-loud, cry silently, and change the very way you think kind of film. Entertainment the whole way through, but entertainment with a powerful punch.
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