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Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son

Chikara - Sumobryderens søn

Directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont

  • Ages:
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11

Ten-year-old Chikara wants nothing more than to be a successful sumo wrestler like his famous father, but his father doesn't have a lot of time to train with him. As an important match approaches, Chikara begins to fall victim to self-doubt and frustration. Can he retain his focus and make his dad proud?

Director(s): Simon Lereng Wilmont
Rating: PG
Language: Japanese
Year: 2013
Country: Denmark
Runtime: 32 minutes
Ages: 8 to 11


Director Biography: Simon Lereng Wilmont

Simon Lereng Wilmont

Simon Lereng Wilmont wasborn in Copenhagen, Denmark, and studied documentary filmmaking at the Danish Film School in 2009. His credits as director include the documentary shorts Ramona's Journey (04), Dormitory Master (09), which won a Gold Panda Award at the Sichuan International TV & Film Festival, Above Ground, Beneath the Sky (08), which won Best Short Film at Vision Du Reel and Best International Documentary at Vienna Film Academy International Film Festival, and the documentary feature Travelling with Mr. T (12), which he co-directed with Andreas Dalsgaard. Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son (13) is his latest short.