“You’re not a human being, you’re an athlete!” In what has been described as the the Black Swan of sports documentaries we follow the Russian stor Margarita Mamun and her way toward rhythmic gymnastics at the Olympics. The director Marta Prus, herself a former gymnast, portrait intimately ”Ritas” life, the hard training and the constant mental abuse that she and her gymnast colleagues face on a daily basis. Over the Limit depicts in a shocking way the notorious Russian methods of educating athletes, here focusing on Rita’s state of mind. Captivating, dramatic and at the same time with a large amount of affection.
Photo: Autlook | Text: Josef Kullengård