Comeback - old

Direction
Year 
2007
Country
  • Germany
Runtime
79min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

In a bleak attic in Munich, we find Jürgen "The Rock" Hartenstein living and training. The ageing German ex-professional boxer eschews women and alcohol, and any creature comforts, earning his meagre living as a pub bouncer. He is entirely on his own, with no manager standing behind him, forced to train in city parks and in the dark, seedy attic with his African trainer Markus Kone, while their own gym is built. From a call shop, every week for months, he has been phoning matchmakers in the U.S.A. Because this former German middleweight champion has a dream: he wants to make a comeback. He needs a win against a US boxer to get him back in the game, six years after massive losses forced him to quit. So it’s off to the US boxing capital Philadelphia, to fight despite the odds, knowing that this is the underdog’s only chance...

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Details

  • Original Title
    Comeback
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Maximilian Plettau
  • Cinematography
    Maximilian Plettau
  • Editing
    Jörg Adolph, Maximilian Plettau
  • Music
    Dominik Schauer
  • Sound
    Tim Hägele
  • Runtime
    79 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2007
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Hofer Filmtage 2007
    • Visons Du Reél 2008
    • International Documentary Festival Munich 2008
    • Planete Doc Review 2008
    • SilverDocs 2008*
    • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2008
    • Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm 2008
    • CPH:DOX International Documentary Film Festival 2008
    • International Film School Fest Munich 2008
    • Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- & Videofest 2008
    • 10th Muestra Internacional Documental / Colombia
    • Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF)

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