I am Hercules

Baile Herculane, one of the oldest SPA resorts in Europe, where centuries ago kings and queens used to slip their bodies into the healing waters, becomes a labyrinth where the low – middle class people get lost in search for Well-Being.The place is named after Hercules who, legend says, has rested here. A biotope of a timeless place where everything seems connected with Hercules, body immortality, ancient beauty standards and healing waters.Relu, Mitica and Gelu, three self-made masseurs, serve as guides through this “low cost” East European Garden of Eden and together they create an absurd portrait of a modern Hercules.

Director: Marius Iacob
Editor: Roxana Szel
Producer: Irina Andreea Malcea, Christian Popp
Commissioning Editor ZDF: Doris Hepp
Commissioning Editor HBO Europe: Hanka Kastelicova

Length: 75/52 min
Release Date: 2017

A co-production of Manekino Films and DOCDAYS Productions, in co-production with HBO Europe, ZDF in collaboration with ARTE. Produced with support by Robert Bosch Stiftung.