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DIRECTOR Sebastian Dehnhardt
PRODUCER Leopold Hoesch
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Johannes Imdahl
EDITOR Lars Roland
MUSIC Stefan Ziethen
SOUND DESIGN Florian Kaltenegger
LANGUAGE German, Ukrainian and English (w/ English Subtitles)
FORMATS DCP, Blu-Ray
KLITSCHKO tells the captivating story of the boxing world's most famous brothers: Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. From the socialist drill of their childhood in the Ukraine, and their first successes as amateurs, to their move to Germany and subsequent rise as international stars on the verge of holding the championship titles of all five boxing federations (Wladimir secured this with his unanimous World Boxing Association win against David Haye on July 2nd, 2011). Along the way they experience defeats and setbacks, low points and triumphant comebacks as well as conflicts with each other. Exciting conversations with companions and opponents, including the very first with the Klitschkos' parents, give insight into their personal lives, plus never-before-seen footage of the draining preparations for a fight, and the spectacular boxing matches. Director Sebastian Dehnhardt composes an intimate and fascinating portrait of two exceptional athletes who are, before all else, brothers.
Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are brothers who are a household name in international boxing. Their matches draw audiences in more then 100 countries around the globe. These remarkable boxing brothers from the Ukraine are icons, idols, and heroes. But who are these boxing gentlemen who hold PhDs and speak four languages? Where are they from and how did they come this far? Will Wladimir dominate the heavyweight boxing for another five years and will Vitali continue in politics to one day become president of his home country? And will they really keep their promise to their mother to never fight each other?
International Emmy Award winning director Sebastian Dehnhardt accompanied the Klitschkos over the course of two years in Germany, the Ukraine, the USA, Kazakhstan, Canada, Austria, and Switzerland.