Dylan prepares for a football tournament alongside his friend Youssef – nothing else matters to the boy. One day, his trainings are interrupted by an unfortunate accident. Will the boy return to the pitch and win the cup?


Up till now, Dylan’s life has been all about running on the pitch and scoring goals. He found support in his favourite YouTuber and his dad, who used to coach his team. The bright striker can’t accept the fact that he’s confined to a wheelchair now. He does his best during physiotherapy, but it seems that he’s never going to be a professional sportsman. What’s more, he needs to come to grips with his friend Youssef being the team leader in his place. The boy finds his motivation to act and his limitations become his unique power.


Did you know…?

In more than 40 countries around the world, there are football tournaments for players who have one leg only. A match is 50 minutes long and the players move on crutches.



Original title: Strijder

Country: The Netherlands, Germany

Year: 2022

Director: Camiel Schouwenaar

Run Time: 90′

Genre: live – action

voiceover / English subtitles

Recommended for ages 9 and up