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8 December 2020

Weight, lifted.

by Syd Briscoe

DocMorris: “Take Care” - 2 mins 55s

With the upcoming five-day 'Covid vacation' the first time many UK grandparents are likely to have seen their favourite sprogs for most of the past year, this heartwarming German commercial shows how their European counterparts may be preparing for similar reunions.

The film follows a former athlete as he begins to work on his physical fitness in his later years - though it's unclear as to what end. His determined kettle bell lifts are met with curious looks and scepticism from some neighbours, while others cheer him on as his condition steadily improves... all fuelled by a mysterious picture.

Director Sune Sorensen has done a lovely job of focusing on the central character's determination without getting bogged-down in sentimentality. It also gives the final scenes all the more emotional punch, especially for those who are foregoing a family Christmas this year for safety reasons.

Director: Sune Sørensen Ⓟ Ⓦ (HunkyDory Ⓟ Ⓦ)
1st AD: Alan Finlay
Cinematographer: Franz Lustig

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