Courage is a Muscle
( Mut ist ein Muskel )

Florian Hoffmann
2015 - 84 min - Couleur - Suisse, Allemagne

A young woman from the Central African Republic, whose knee is injured by a stray bullet, shows her agony on camera. Somebody in Germany sees the pictures and decides to get care for her. She therefore spends a year of her adolescence in a hospital room, with doctors, physiotherapists… and her desire to return to her home country. A surprising portrait overcome by an irresistible love of life.

Author-Director : Florian Hoffmann
Photography : Katharina Diessner, Mathilda Mester
Sound : Sven Kulik
Original Music : Martina Colli
Delegate Producer : PS film GmbH
Co-producer : DFFB (Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin)
Broadcasting Co-producer : SRF (Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen)
Broadcasting Co-producer : 3Sat


Distributor : DFFB (Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin)
Distributor : Aug&Ohr Medien


2016 - DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Helsinki (Finlande) : Sélection
2016 - Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo (Bosnie-Herzégovine) : Sélection
2016 - Documentary Film Festival Hamburg - Dokumentar filmwoche, Hambourg (Allemagne) : Sélection
2015 - Visions du réel, Nyon (Suisse) : Sélection Helvétiques
2015 - Kinofest Lünen, Lünen (Allemagne) : Youth Jury Award