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32'

Colombia, 2013


Programmed by Chantal Steinberg, Christophe Postic



Synopsis


Sa famille, ses voisins et son ancien entraîneur attendent que Jonathan “El Momo” Romero, un jeune Colombien issu d’un quartier défavorisé, devienne le premier champion du monde de boxe originaire de Cali. Son père, qui a perdu ses trois autres fils dans la guerre des bandes du quartier, a tout misé sur lui.

Tënk's opinion


You are thrown headlong into a rough neighbourhood in Cali, where kids are training to box with their weary coach. You quickly realize that one of the elder boys is set to fight for the supreme title. There is his ailing father, soon to be hospitalized, and then the match, which you follow projected at night onto a wall in front of the house, alongside all the womenfolk in the family, praying for victory. A wondrous film that captures all the tension of the ring, the barrio and Colombia itself.

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