Strong Shoulders
Strong Shoulders (2003)

Sabine (Louise Szpindel) is a high-school athlete. "I live to run," she tells her friends, and it appears to be true. She's maniacally devoted to running track, despite the benign disinterest of her mother (Anne Coesens).… More

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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

In this dazzling and minimalist drama, the director Ursula Meier has created an unforgettable portrait of a young woman desperate to prove she's as good as any man.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Reveals the dangers of obsession in the life of a female athlete who only wants to win.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

As the sullen, driven heroine, Louise Szpindel delivers an intense and ferociously focused performance.

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George Wu
culturevulture.net

Isn't so much about athletics as about ... discovering a pursuit in life that makes it worth living.

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Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff

Unlike an American, this Swiss girl is worried that her breasts are too big and her thighs are too small. And as for boys - well, she's mostly interested in outrunning them.

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