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Wieland Samolak in Der Sprinter

Der Sprinter

1984 NR

When a sexually ambiguous young man (Wieland Samolak) takes up sports to prove to the world he's straight, the last person he expects to convince is himself -- but that's exactly what happens in this satire from first-time director Christoph Böll. Smitten with a female shot-putter (who more than returns his affection), the aspiring track star and his paramour make easy targets for a manipulative coach, who will stop at nothing to get them to win.