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    Borg vs. McEnroe

    Directed by Janus Metz
    Sweden/Denmark/Finland | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

Authoritatively claiming a place in the sports film canon, Borg vs. McEnroe grippingly explores the characters of the two legendary athletes on opposite sides of the net—and the personality spectrum—for one of the greatest tennis matches of all time.

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January 10, 2018 10:00 AM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 13, 2018 6:00 PM Palm Springs High School Tickets not available
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January 15, 2018 5:30 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Cementing its rightful place in the sports film canon, Borg vs. McEnroe grippingly explores the legendary athletes behind one of the greatest tennis matches of all time.

With a steely demeanor and fierce training regime, Swedish four-time Wimbledon champ Björn Borg (breakout star Sverrir Gudnason) is an international sensation and seemingly the polar opposite to his explosive American rival, the expletive-spouting John McEnroe (Shia LeBeouf). But behind the calculated, robot-like persona Borg presents to the camera is a conflicted man with his own history of fiery outbursts on the court. Only his coach and closest confidant Lennart Bergelin (Stellan Skarsgård) can tame Borg’s combustible temper. While Borg may have mastered his public image, McEnroe continually struggles to gain respect and is hindered by his public blow-ups.

Director Janus Metz cleverly uses revealing flashbacks that only heighten the drama when the pros meet on the court for a final, hair-raising showdown.

film details

Country: Sweden/Denmark/Finland
Year: 2017
Running Time: 100 minutes
Language: English, Swedish and French
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Janus Metz
Producers: Jon Nohrstedt, Fredrik Wikström Nicastro
Principal Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason, Stellan Skarsgård
Cinematographers: Niels Thastum
Editor: Per Sandholdt, Per K. Kirkegaard
Music: Jonas Struck, Vladislav Delay, Jon Ekstrand, Carl-Johan Sevedag
Screenwriter: Ronnie Sandahl
Website: http://www.borgvsmcenroefilm.com/

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