In terms of temperament, they were opposites: one a paragon of cool containment, the other a volcano of visceral emotion. But they had something in common: they were the best. Featuring immersive performances from Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, and Stellan Skarsgård, BORG/MCENROE is sports drama as psychological thriller. Helmed by Danish director Janus Metz (Armadillo), the film recreates the legendary 1980 Wimbledon Championship match between tennis savants Björn Borg and John McEnroe, as well as the media frenzy surrounding it and the private angst experienced by the players and their coterie.
- Audience Award for Best Film - Noordelijk FF
- Macao Audience Choice Award - IFF & Awards Macao
- Best Supporting Actor (Stellan Skarsgård), Best Visual Effects - Guldbagge Awards
- Audience Award for Best International Feature - Gasparilla IFF
- Best Directorial Debut - Camerimage
- Sverrir Gudnason
- Shia LaBeouf
- Stellan Skarsgård
- Tuva Novotny
- Robert Emms
- Ronnie Sandahl
- Niels Thastum
- Per K. Kirkegaard
- Per Sandholt
- Vladislav Delay
- Jon Ekstrand
- Carl-Johan Sevedag
- Jonas Struck
- SF STUDIOS
Janus Metz was born in 1974 in Denmark. After a first short documentary in 2006, TOWNSHIP BOYS, he makes himself known thanks to his two TV documentaries LOVE ON DELIVERY and TICKET TO PARADISE. He had his international breakthrough with his documentary ARMADILLO which was awarded the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in 2010, and selected for IDFA Amsterdam's Reflecting Images. The film has since been shown at over 50 film festivals winning numerous awards.
With his debut narrative feature BORG/MCENROE (2017), Metz made an even bigger splash opening the Toronto Film Festival.