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Birth Of A Champion

Birth Of A Champion

DER REBELL - VON LEIMEN NACH WIMBLEDON
2021Films Drama/Sports1 h 30 mins
In 1984 Germany, a hot-headed teenage Boris Becker has but one goal: to play tennis in the big leagues, and to be the best at it. Despite his temper, he is scouted by coach Günther Bosch, who sees the future Wimbledon champion for what he is.
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Birth Of A Champion
Birth Of A Champion

Birth Of A Champion

DER REBELL - VON LEIMEN NACH WIMBLEDON
2021Films Drama/Sports1 h 30 mins
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Birth Of A Champion
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He was the first German to win Wimbledon and the youngest male player ever to do so – Boris Becker, the tennis legend. But on his way to the top, there were many obstacles, not least his own ambitions… Germany, 1984. Hot-headed teenager Boris Becker has but one goal: to play tennis in the big leagues, and to be the best at it. But his temper leads everyone to doubt his ambitions. Until he is scouted by coach Günther Bosch, who sees the diamond in the rough for what he is: a star in waiting! He becomes his mentor and hires a new manager, Ion Tiriac. With their help, Boris finally plays the legendary courts of Wimbledon – and he’s a winner! Out of the German province – into the glitzy world of Monte Carlo: Flying so high, so fast, will Boris burn his wings? His ego starts threatening his friendship with Günter. Because Boris is still young, and fame is hard to handle. He might just stumble his way to the top…but at what cost?
Director
Hannu Salonen
Country
Germany
Language
German

Details
He was the first German to win Wimbledon and the youngest male player ever to do so – Boris Becker, the tennis legend. But on his way to the top, there were many obstacles, not least his own ambitions… Germany, 1984. Hot-headed teenager Boris Becker has but one goal: to play tennis in the big leagues, and to be the best at it. But his temper leads everyone to doubt his ambitions. Until he is scouted by coach Günther Bosch, who sees the diamond in the rough for what he is: a star in waiting! He becomes his mentor and hires a new manager, Ion Tiriac. With their help, Boris finally plays the legendary courts of Wimbledon – and he’s a winner! Out of the German province – into the glitzy world of Monte Carlo: Flying so high, so fast, will Boris burn his wings? His ego starts threatening his friendship with Günter. Because Boris is still young, and fame is hard to handle. He might just stumble his way to the top…but at what cost?
Director
Hannu Salonen
Country
Germany
Language
German

Accolades
Birth Of A Champion
Bruno Alexander, Best Actor Nominee
Bavarian TV Awards, 2022
Birth Of A Champion
Birth Of A Champion
Best Cinematography – TV Film/Series Nominee
German Camera Award, 2022
Birth Of A Champion
Birth Of A Champion
Best Visual Effects (Best VFX/Animation) Nominee
German Television Academy Awards, 2022
Birth Of A Champion
Birth Of A Champion
Bruno Alexander, Best Actor Nominee
Bavarian TV Awards, 2022
Birth Of A Champion
Birth Of A Champion
Best Cinematography – TV Film/Series Nominee
German Camera Award, 2022
Birth Of A Champion
Birth Of A Champion
Best Visual Effects (Best VFX/Animation) Nominee
German Television Academy Awards, 2022
Birth Of A Champion
Birth Of A Champion
Bruno Alexander, Best Actor Nominee
Bavarian TV Awards, 2022
Birth Of A Champion
Birth Of A Champion
Best Cinematography – TV Film/Series Nominee
German Camera Award, 2022
Birth Of A Champion
Birth Of A Champion
Best Visual Effects (Best VFX/Animation) Nominee
German Television Academy Awards, 2022
Birth Of A Champion

Trivia
In one earlier training scene Boris Becker is playing against a blonde girl named Steffi. It suppose to be the famous German tennis player Steffi Graf. She was 19 months younger and Becker had indeed to play against her and other girls as part of punishment for his bad tennis playing. In the late 80s Becker thanked Graf in a public letter for this and expressed his admiration.
Critics
...'Bruno Alexander embodies Becker very credibly, especially in the game scenes'
Tittelbach.tv

Meet the Cast
Samuel Finzi

Samuel Finzi

Misel Maticevic

Misel Maticevic

Bruno Alexander

Bruno Alexander

Christina Große

Christina Große

Meet the Cast
Samuel Finzi

Samuel Finzi

Misel Maticevic

Misel Maticevic

Bruno Alexander

Bruno Alexander

Christina Große

Christina Große

Directors

Hannu Salonen

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