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Since his home village is to become an opencast mine, 11-year-old Ben and his family must move to a nearby city. At his new school, Ben is the underdog and struggles to fit in, even at the sports club.
Adding to Ben’s challenges, another newcomer to the school, 12-year-old Tariq - a Syrian refugee - not only steals the show from him in class, but also scores on the football field.
Will Ben stay on the sidelines – or does his competitor have more in common with him than he thinks?
WINNER: Teen Screen Competition, Molodist International Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Kids Jury Award, Zurich Film Festival 2019
Tuesday 25th May
Yoran Leicher, Andreas Nickl, Anna König
German with English subtitles
Palace James Street