SPEED, MUD, GLORY
What is Speedway anyway? The Munich movie-maker filmed German Speedway rider Martin Smolinski and his team for over three years. The movie captures the fascination of Speedway sports and portrays enthusiasts that practice a sport that filled German stadiums in the 60s, 70s and 80s and that appeared on the sports news on TV thanks to world champion Egon Müller. Today Speedway in Germany has fallen into a deep sleep and there exists almost no reporting about it. In other countries Speedway pros earn millions.Being a “no-name” Martin Smolinski fights difficulties like Don Quichotte windmills to qualify as one of the best 16 riders in the world for the olym of Speedway – The Grand Prix.
CATEGORY Feature Documentary
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DIRECTOR AND CAMERA: Dee Dee Wallauer
ADDITIONAL CAMERAS: ConniGrundmann, Claude Alberth, Victor Afshar, Johann Schröpfer
CAMERAASSISTENT: Tobi Ringsgwandl, Chris Rogler, Victor Afshar
SOUND / LIGHT: Chris Rogler
COLOUR GRADING: Stefan Andermann
SOUND DESIGN: Raphie Brunner
CAST: Martin Smolinski
Responsible for idea and realization of this project is the independent movie-production wallauer PICTURES with movie-maker Dee Dee Wallauer and his team. And of course the Speedway legend and only German Speedway world champion Egon Müller and the soon-to-be legend Martin Smolinski, who supported the project from the beginning on.