‘Tackling Life’ is a documentary about the Berlin Bruisers, Germany’s first gay and inclusive rugby club. Founded by a handful of friends several years ago in a Berlin park, this gentle and affecting movie paints their lives as they build up to their first major tournament.
...laced with a good heart and brash humour.
Perennial losers when we first meet them, the Bruisers greatest achievements would seem to mostly lie off the pitch. From sterling anti-bullying workshops in schools to caring for elderly, distant relatives and much more, each Bruiser’s journey is very different. However in Director Johannes List’s touchingly unobtrusive movie we see a band of individuals come together as a family, who are there for one another as much in life as they are on the pitch.
Unpretentious and humble, much like the players it follows, ‘Tackling Life’ is a documentary laced with a good heart and brash humour. In a real-life movie where the heroes come together as they tackle life, this a movie that will lift you up as the Bruisers’ enthusiasm carries you forward.1