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Submitted by Jeremy Chin
Posted on 10 Feb, 2017


This heartwarming video tells a story of an old marathon runner living in a retirement home. In the clip, they show him slapping on his old pair of Adidas, and running within the home, to relive his glory days. His actions are frowned upon, and each time he is restrained by the staff at the facility. At some point, to stop him from running, they even confiscate his shoes. But it doesn’t end there. The story takes an uplifting turn, and will either moisten your eyes, or make you burst out the front door to go for a run.

This video was produced by Eugen Merher, a 26-year-old student at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. He had tried to get in touch with Adidas to see if they would like to use it as a commercial, but he did not hear back from them.


Director - Eugen Merher
Producer – Karli Baumann, Karl Heidelbach
Director of Photography – Mortimer Hochberg
Editor – Ernst Lattik
Music – Alexander Wolf David Sounddesign – Marcus Fass
Sound recording – David Hill
Production Design – Nora Brockamp, Julian Dieterich
VFX – Tim Markgraf
Make-Up – Sandra Untenberger
Production Company – Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

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