Borg McEnroe

English
BiographyDramaSports
08 Dec, 2017
1 hrs 50 mins
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Wimbledon, 1980. The rainiest summer in decades. The world is waiting to see the number one tennis player in the world, Bjorn Borg, claim his fifth Wimbledon title. But few know of the drama behind the scenes: at only 24, Borg is close to the end - run down, worn out and ridden with anxiety. Meanwhile, the challenger John McEnroe, 20, has decided to replace his former hero on the Wimbledon throne.

Borg/McEnroe is a story about the price of success. How the world's two best tennis players, already in their early twenties, are imprisoned by their own careers. Two athletes constantly reduced to each other's opposites by a commercialized tennis industry: the cartoonish "lce Borg" and "Superbrat". Two rivals who, during Wimbledon 1980, are forced to realize that the only person capable of understanding what they are going through is their worst enemy.

The film stars Swedish award winning actor Sverrir Gudnason as Borg, American actor Shia LaBeouf as his tennis court rival, John McEnroe. As Borg's trainer, the legendary Lennart Bergelin, Swedish acclaimed actor Stellan Skarsgard returns for a major part in a Swedish film for the first time in almost ten years.

Borg/McEnroe is directed by the multiple international award-winning Danish director Janus Metz (True Detective, Armadillo) and is penned by Ronnie Sandahl (writer and director of the internationally award-winning Swedish film Underdog (Svenskjavel, 2015).
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An ode to the beauty of Tennis, which is rooted in its unpredictable and demanding nature, this biographical sports thriller recreates the epic `fire and ice` battle between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe in the 1980 Wimbledon final and the events that led to that iconic clash. ...Read full review
A tale of sporting rivalry is given a brooding, introspective Scandinavian twist by Janus Metz, hitherto best known for his award-winning documentary Armadillo. Stoic, seemingly unflappable Bjrn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and volatile, temperamental brat John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf) competed for the Wimbledon title in 1980. ...Read full review
The Borg in Star Trek are an emotion-free, mechanical species with a ruthless hive mind short for cyborg, and nothing in fact to do with the Swedish tennis player, though he could have moved among them as if to the manor Bjrn. ...Read full review
Tennis is a duel often misunderstood as sport, and John McEnroe is one of its most misunderstood soldiers. In 1980, the 20-year-old American was considered one of the games most promising players, someone who could dethrone reigning champion Bjorn Borg. ...Read full review
The remarkable story of Bjrn Borg and John McEnroe is an oft repeated one, and forms an enduring legacy that will be spoken about forever. Their opposing personalities, their unlikely friendship, and their travails and triumphs on and off the court, have captured the imagination of tennis fans for generations. ...Read full review

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