Borg/McEnroe
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    Borg/McEnroe

    Directed by

    Sweden, Denmark, Finland

    2017

    108 min

    • French
    • English
    • Swedish

    Drama

    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.

    Awards

    • 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

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    Credits

    Cast
    Sverrir Gudnason
    Shia LaBeouf
    Stellan Skarsgård
    Tuva Novotny
    Robert Emms
    Screenplay
    Ronnie Sandahl
    Cinematography
    Niels Thastum
    Editing
    Per K. Kirkegaard
    Per Sandholt
    Music
    Vladislav Delay
    Jon Ekstrand
    Carl-Johan Sevedag
    Jonas Struck
    Production
    SF STUDIOS
    Janus Metz

    Janus Metz

    Denmark

    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.

    Selected Filmography