7 June 2014 | OJT
Less about basketball than you expect, still good
A good film, but marketed as a sports movie, this is doomed to be getting worse grades than it deserves. I was also expecting a great sports movie, but don't mind seeing something unexpected. This is a German/French/Isreali-production where the theme is ghosts or demons of the war.
It's a true story about the German Jew and Israeli national hero Max Stoller after coaching Israelians to become European champions. Taking on a trainer job in Germany 39 years after fleeing the country as a Jew during the 2nd world war changes the story, but he's just as much there hunting old ghosts.
This is a human drama, and not so much a sports movie, though the sport is in the basics as well. Well played by Danny Huston and Max Riemelt, I found the film interesting, but quite slow.
Great photography, nice storytelling. Well worth a watch.