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KLITSCHKO

KLITSCHKO
Scene from KLITSCHKO (photo © Majestic/Babiradpicture/NPH)

Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko: two exceptional brothers, both icons, role models and heroes for many around the globe. The six-foot-six Ukrainian brothers emigrated to Germany to begin careers in heavyweight boxing in 1996, and the sport was never the same since. After a 15-year reign over the ring, they made history in 2008, becoming the first brothers in the sport to hold world titles at the same time.

But who are these smart gentlemen of boxing with PhDs and fluent in four languages? Where do they come from and where are they headed? Will they really stick to the promise made to their mother, never to fight against each other?

International Emmy Award-winning director Sebastian Dehnhardt followed the Klitschkos on their most personal journeys. With long forgotten archival footage, interviews of people around the world with pieces of their secrets, and time spent with them in the sacred locker room, minutes before their fights, an incredible and intimate portrait of these two boxers emerges.


Sebastian Dehnhardt was born in 1968 and has been working as a freelance writer for various broadcasters and is the co-founder of BROADVIEW. His award-winning documentaries include: VATICAN (1997), APOCALYPSE VIETNAM (1999), HITLER'S WOMEN (2001), STALINGRAD (2003), THE MIRACLE OF BERN - THE TRUE STORY (2004), THE DRAMA OF DRESDEN (2005), MUNICH OLYMPICS 1972 - THE ATTACK (2006), MAJESTY! BHUMIBOL AND SIRIKIT OF THAILAND (2008), THE MIRACLE OF LEIPZIG (2009), THE GERMAN KAISER'S EMPIRE (2010), and KLITSCHKO (2011).
Genre Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2011
Director Sebastian Dehnhardt
Screenplay Sebastian Dehnhardt
Cinematography Johannes Imdahl
Cast Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir Klitschko, Wladimir Rodionowitsch Klitschko, Nadeschda Uljanowna Klitschko, Emanuel Steward, Larry Merchant
Producer Leopold Hoesch
Production Company BROADVIEW PICTURES/Cologne
Length 110 min
Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German, English, Russian
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Tribeca 2011
With backing from German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor Majestic Filmverleih

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