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Scene from "Comeback" (photo © Loopfilm GmbH)

A dark, seedy attic in Munich. This is where Juergen, a German boxing pro whose last fight is three years in the past, lives and trains. In order to make a living he works as a bouncer in a bar. Week after week he tries to arrange a fight through US matchmakers on the phone in a local call shop. Juergen “The Rock” Hartenstein, ex-German Champion in the super middleweight division, has a dream: he wants to launch his international comeback on his own account.

Eventually, Juergen is called to fight an American newcomer in Philadelphia and, together with his trainer, he sets off to the home of Rocky. This is his big chance.
Genre Sports, Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2007
Director Maximilian Plettau
Screenplay Maximilian Plettau
Cinematography Maximilian Plettau
Jörg Adolph, Maximilian Plettau
Dominik Schauer
Cast Juergen \"The Rock\" Hartenstein, Markus Kone, Elisabeth Hartenstein, Alexander Boy, Fritz Sdunek, \"King\" Artur Grigorian, Bruce Silverglade, Don Elbaum, Max Alexander, Joey Eye, Frank Cappuccino
Producers Oliver Halmburger, Maximilian Plettau
Production Company Loopfilm/Munich, in co-production with Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, BR
Runtime 79 min
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Hof 2007, Nyon 2008, DOK Fest Munich 2008
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributors Nominal Film/Munich, wtp international/Geiselgasteig

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