a film by Maximilian Plettau


Germany | 2008 | 79:00 min

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In a bleak attic in Munich, we find Juergen "The Rock" Hartenstein living and training. The ageing German ex-professional boxer eschews women and alcohol, and any creaturecomforts, earning his meagre living as a pub bouncer.He is entirely on his own, with no manager standing behindhim, forced to train in city parks and in the dark, seedy atticwith his African trainer Markus Kone, while their own gym isbuilt. From a call shop, every week for months, he has beenphoning 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. So it's off to the US boxing capital Philadelphia, to fight despite the odds, knowing that this is the underdog\'s only chance.
Festivals: Hof, Munich, Leipzig, Jihlava, TIDF/Taiwan, Visiond Du Reél, Planet Doc u.a
Awards: German Camera and Seal of Approval 'highly recommended'
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  • Director Maximilian Plettau
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