Documentary about the vicissitudes of various Rotterdam-based 70-somethings who jointly train at a gym to stay fit. This is quite demanding for their stiff bodies, but quitting isn’t an option.
At the break of dawn, a group of seniors in sports outfits are waiting in front of the closed door of their gym in a new housing estate on the Maas in Rotterdam. At seven o’clock sharp, these dedicated seniors – around twenty of them – take over the facility. It is their home base. Their coffee joint. This gym in a metropolis is a world of its own. The elderly men are all in the same boat: their bodies are faltering, their social circles are shrinking. But this place brings them together and gives them great pleasure.

Credits

Sound editing
Postproduction company
Production company
The Film Kitchen
TV company
Omroep MAX
Postproduction company
Loods Lux & Lumen

Title: Blijven gaan
Year: 2022
Duration : 56 minutes
Category: Short documentary
Theme: Identity, Body & Mind, Society
Edition: NFF 2022

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