Runners

Biegacze

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  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 80’, 52’
  • Genre: LIFESTYLE, SPORT
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2015

The ‘Seven Summit Run’ lasts uninterruptedly for 52 hours, during which the participants cover 240 kilometres through the mountains. For two days the runners are deprived of sleep or rest, they do not even stop to eat. After a few hours, their toe nails start peeling, later, their nipples start bleeding, they are dehydrated and faint. After 24 hours they start hallucinating. The film depicts extreme emotions of the runners, their struggle with extreme exhaustion and loneliness, overcoming new crises, both physical and mental, but also euphoria after the run. The film also shows protagonists’ daily life, their work and family life. It presents personal stories of the runners concerning their motivation for making such an unimaginable effort. The film also reveals the shortcomings of the participants, which they try to compensate for with running, and also what they discover thanks to ultra marathons. The intense pace of the film matches the physical exhaustion of its protagonists, at the same time describing their extreme emotions.

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