ATTENTION - A LIFE IN EXTREMES

Synopsis

This movie will show a different and unusual perspective on the ways our society is constantly growing more excessively in our modern age. We will see this through the stories of 3 extraordinary men. We will follow a wing suit flyer, a deep-sea diver and an extreme cyclist on their determined path to the peak of their discipline.They scrape along mountainsides, dive without oxygen into the depths of the ocean and reach their limits as humans on the most enduring cycling tours all to test the miracle of the human body. Modern heroes of our time. Men who with their lust for adventure and their special abilities pass the threshold of the physically and mentally possible and so becoming more than the average human. But what makes a hero? What path have these people/heroes walked to have achieved this position in our society and become the elite in a world of extremes?



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What occurrences, thoughts and goals allowed these men to become adventurers?
This movie will show a different and unusual perspective on the ways our society is constantly growing more excessively in our modern age. We will see this through the stories of 3 extraordinary men. We will follow a wing suit flyer, a deep-sea diver and an extreme cyclist on their determined path to the peak of their discipline.They scrape along mountainsides, dive without oxygen into the depths of the ocean and reach their limits as humans on the most enduring cycling tours all to test the miracle of the human body. Modern heroes of our time. Men who with their lust for adventure and their special abilities pass the threshold of the physically and mentally possible and so becoming more than the average human.But what makes a hero? What path have these people/heroes walked to have achieved this position in our society and become the elite in a world of extremes? What occurrences, thoughts and goals allowed these men to become adventurers? And are these heroes as independent as they seem? Accompanying them we learn about their goals, their surrounding, their entourage but also we meet the critics. The functionality, the apparatus and the necessary support which are vital for a mastering of the sport are uncovered. At the same time we see the difficulties of living and the therefor-connected necessity of the media’s stylization oft he individual. With the personal stories behind the 3 athletes we will uncover the social standards and criteria which have to be present for acceptance into the boot camp for the modern hero. The machine behind the popularity phenomenon, the business factor „hero“ will not only be questioned but also pierced and highlighted. The personality of the hero is presented as we continue to accompany them. We learn about the fears and wishes of the families. And we venture further into the psyche of the athlete with the help of their close friends. During which we want to pursue the question, why are you special? Do they eat, sleep, drink and live differently? And what is necessary to continue this dance between supremacy and failure. Is it greed for glory? Immortality? The ultimate experience? Or is an ever-growing world demanding more extremes. Or because of the path of emotionality which comes from self-realization?

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