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by Dietrich Brüggemann


Ben will have to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. He’s vivacious, intelligent and desperate. Love is out of the question for disabled people, at least that’s what he tells his new carer, Christian, who is doing his community service. Annika is studying the cello. She rushes through a life that for her is filled with practicing and perfecting her performance. She cycles past Ben’s apartment every day. Ben watches her longingly every day from his balcony but it’s not until she colides with Christian one morning that the three meet and become friends.

international title: Run If You Can
original title: Renn, wenn du kannst
country: Germany
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Dietrich Brüggemann
film run: 112'
release date: DE 29/07/2010
screenplay: Dietrich Brüggemann, Anna Brüggemann
cast: Robert Gwisdek, Anna Brüggemann, Jacob Matschenz
cinematography by: Alexander Sass
film editing: Vincent Assmann
art director: Christiane Krumwiede
costumes designer: Juliane Maier
producer: Ralph Schwingel, Stephan Schubert, Hejo Emos
production: Wüste Film Ost
backing: German Federal Film Board (FFA), BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmstiftung NRW
distributor: Zorro Film
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