Toni Kroos is a phenomenon. You barely notice him on the field or in public. He’s modest, introverted and reserved. Yet, he is the most successful and most expensive German football player of all times. He is the heart and mind of Real Madrid, the biggest football club in the world, where show and spectacle are as important as victory.
KROOS follows the path that led Toni Kroos from Greifswald to Madrid. This documentary not only provides unseen images of the life of this atypical athlete and special individuals, but also takes a look behind the scenes of professional football and creates a portrait of this generational footballer and unique human being. In a time, in which football is as much show as it’s ever been and others insert themselves into the moments of triumph of others, we come to recognize Toni Kroos as a man for the special moments without the fanfare. As a midfielder he sees the game unlike most, donning the role of director, who with ease and logic inserts order into the chaos of football. Among others, Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale, Luka Modrić, Zinédine Zidane, Pep Guardiola, Florentino Pérez, Uli Hoeneß and Robbie Williams share their insight.
- Director Manfred Oldenburg
- Producer Leopold Hoesch
- Director of Photography Johannes Imdahl