ATTENTION – A LIFE IN EXTREMES
Director: Sascha Köllnreitner
Documentary | A | 2014
90 min | Dolby 5.1
48th Hof International Film Festival
Three exceptional athletes in the demanding field of extreme sports. Each one of them is world class. Successfully staging their peak performances with the help of modern distribution channels, they are well-known not only to sports enthusiasts, but have become highly sought-after advertising platforms for global companies.
But by which biographies, motives and ideas did they become heroes of our modern times? Which sociological prevailing conditions promote the enormous fascination of individuals who put themselves at such extraordinary risk and, by doing so, become heroes?
The film accompanies the French world champion in free diving, Guillaume Néry, the Norwegian wingsuit flyer, Halvor Angvik, and the extreme biker, Gerhard Gulewicz from Austria, on their ambitious plans to make it to the top in the sports world and explains the world they live in. It portrays these people in their attempts to re-define the boundaries of high-performance through complete physical and mental commitment in order to find themselves.