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by Davey Frankel, Rasselas Lakew


An unusual portrait-biopic of the legendary Ethipian marathon runner Abebe Bikila, who became Olympic champion on bare feet in 1960 but was later paralysed in both legs. With wonderful archiva footage of Bikila in action.

original title: Atletu
country: United States, Germany, Ethiopia
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Davey Frankel, Rasselas Lakew
film run: 89'
screenplay: Rasselas Lakew, Davey Frankel, Mikael Aemiro Awake
cast: Rasselas Lakew, Dag Malmberg, Ruta Gedmintas, Abba Waka Dessalegn
cinematography by: Philip C. Pfeiffer, Rodney Taylor, Radoslav Spassov, Toby Moore
film editing: Davey Frankel, Matt Mayer
music: Christian Meyer
producer: Davey Frankel, Rasselas Lakew, Darryn Welch
production: Instinctive Film GmbH, AV Patchbay, El Atleta (US), Riot Entertainment (ET)
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