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Run Time: 93 minutes
When local high school teacher Balz (seriously) loses his school’s construction money, he needs to come up with some cash quick. With the help of his bookie barber, he finds a way for gamblers to bet on, frankly, the most exciting part of any soccer match: the streakers. STREAKER takes us on a wild romp through the shady underworld of international pro soccer gambling. With the side bets catching on, Balz has to start training his own runners, growing his nude gang to becoming so big and efficient they catch the eye of the local police. Now, with everyone closing in on his operation, Balz’s time to earn his initial money back is running out. Hilarious and unflinching, STREAKER is a film about what it takes to be a hero; about what it means to bare it all for your ideals; about the dedication needed to allude the cops while you run through a soccer match in your birthday suit. Make Soccer Nude Again. (In Swiss German with subtitles) —T.W.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 11:45 AM
Friday, April 06, 2018 at 9:10 PM
Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 9:00 AM
The Sports Section
International Narrative Competition
Peter Luisi was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1975. He studied at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1999 he founded Spotlight Media Productions AG. He currently works as an independent screenwriter and director.
Verflixt verliebt (2004), Love Made Easy (2006), The Sandman (2011) - CIFF36, Boys are Us (2012), Unlikely Heroes (2014) - CIFF39, STREAKER (2017)
David Luisi, Peter Luisi
Peter Luisi, Beat Schlatter
John von Ascheraden
Beat Schlatter, Bendrit Bajra, Doro Müggler, Dani Mangisch, Luna Wedler