Die andere Nationalmannschaft – Von der Drogensucht ins Rampenlicht
Documentary, 25 min.
by Mani Koller, Lukas Schmid
Switzerland, October 2005
Before center forward Donald Hefti warms up on the playing field, he prepares himself assiduously as a team member: he buys a few cans of beer at the discount store and stocks up on his daily ration of methadone at the treatment center. He is on his way to the . rst training session of the Swiss national football team as one of the eighteen players mobilized by the coach. They are all battling for a regular position on the team which will represent our country at the world championship matches for the homeless played in Edinburgh. In particular, however, their struggle off the football . eld is in attempting to somehow stabilize their existence.