Kherou
In today’s society, we worship success. Failure is something to be ashamed of, something to be hidden. This film is an unflinching look at failure. A story about how hard work doesn’t always pay off. We follow Kherou, a young wrestler in Dakar, through the ups and downs of his career. Shot entirely on 16mm, the rough look of the film echoes the harshness of his life. This is a film about embracing our failures. Because it’s our failures more than our successes that truly shape the people we are.

2019 NYF ADVERTISING AWARDS – Silver, Cinematography
2019 ADC GERMANY – FINALIST
2019 SPOTLIGHT AWARDS – BRONZE
2018 CICLOPE FESTIVAL – GOLD
2018 CLIO AWARDS – GOLD

Director: Marko Roth
DoP: Moritz Dehler
1st AC: Tobias Blickle
Local Producer: Meissa Seck
Wrestler: Kherou Ngor
Edit: Emma Backman
Colorist: Marina Starke
Sounddesign: Moritz Staub
Composer: Jakob Balogh
Copywriter: Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus
Translator: Aline Mayerhoffer
Equipment: Vantage Film
Lab: Focus Film