- Thursday, May 26, 22:15 Naxoshalle Kino
- Japan / USA 2015, Blu-ray, 89 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director, camera & world sales: Heath Cozens
- Production: Storybox Films, Noka Films
- European premiere in presence of the director
- Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
Despite his suffering from cerebral palsy, Shintaro has been a pro wrestler for twenty years. Now he wants to end his career with one final match against his mentor and nemesis, the able-bodied “Antithesis” Kitajima. DOGLEGS might at first seem disturbing, with its images of able-bodied men beating up opponents with severe disabilities, but it also offers a glimpse into a world where these categories are transcended.
Heath Cozens is a journalist, cinematographer and filmmaker. Raised in New Zealand, he spent 18 years in Japan, where he worked on broadcast news, documentaries, and commercial films. He now lives in New York, where he continues his work.
- Supporting film: BUDDING, SWELLING
- by Ryoya USUHA, Japan 2015, 7 min, no dialog