Paradise Films - Movies
Running Men (2004)
The Kenyan long-distance runners arrive every year, at the beginning of the season.
They have come to run for their living, by winning amateur meets one week-end after another.
A race against time - while the tourist visa lasts, they can earn enough to provide for their families for 4 to 6 months.
We followed a team of Kenyans as they jogged through nothern France and Belgium, through the hard-won victories and the injuries that could put a stop to racing for the season.
They introduced us to a strange little world where some race for fun and health, and others run for a living - run to exhaustion with only one thing in mind : earning the modest prizes offered.
A North-South encouter off the beaten track.
Directed by
Marilyn Watelet et Szymon Zaleski

Ella van den Hove
Pierre Gordower
Sébastien Tran

Eric Chabot
Frédéric Fontaine

Didier Vandewattyne

A production
Paradise Films & Zorn Production International

In coproduction with
France 3 Nord-Pas-de-Calais Picardie

Developed with
Media Programme of the European Community
Centre National de la Cinématographie