A Short Comedic Documentary

The Record Breaker

YEAR

2012

PRODUCTION COMPANY

+Plus Pictures

RUNTIME

24:30

DISTRIBUTION

DFI/Danish Film Institute



Ashrita Furman has the most Guinness World Records of all time.
This is his story.

Ashrita Furman holds the official record for the most Guinness World Records by one individual, including marks for “Largest Hula Hoop,” “Most Apples Sliced in Mid-Air with a Samurai Sword,” and “Longest Distance Bicycling Underwater.” A health food store owner and devotee of meditation, Furman travels the world creating new categories for record achievement. In The Record Breaker we meet Furman, a singularly driven character, and his merry band of compatriots (including Champ the dog) as he’s about to attempt to climb Machu Picchu on stilts.



“An ode to human obsession, dedication and monumental silliness. A must see.”
— Lena Dystant, Selectism

“A swimmingly edited, life-affirming film. Genuinely touching.”
— Robert Silva, IndieWire

“Less than a feature and more than a short, it wins hands-down as the funniest documentary of the year.”
— Marianna Torgovnick, TED

“A complex appraisal of a fascinating individual…McGinn’s film excels because it does more than just focus on Furman’s unconventional hobby. As emotionally complex as it is gloriously ludicrous.”
— Ivan Kander, Short Of The Week

“All kinds of touching, inspiring, life-affirming awesomeness. It’s a little bit loony, a lot of quirky and just fun to watch.”
— Casey Chan, Gizmodo/Sploid

 






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