English Title: Champion
Director(s): Leonardo D'Agostini
Writer(s): Leonardo D'Agostini, Giulia Steigerwalt, Antonella Lattanzi
Starring: Stefano Accorsi, Andrea Carpenzano, Massimo Popolizio
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 105 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Christian Ferro is “the champion”, a young and talented goal scorer, unruly, rich and spoiled: a true football rock star, full of genius and unruliness and a new idol, watched closely by an entire city and every member of the series A football league. Valerio Fioretti is a solitary and shy professor, with money problems and the shadow of his past hanging over him.
One day, the professor is joined by the young goal scorer when – after yet another stunt – the club president decides that its time to give him some discipline. Sparks fly between the two to begin with, but soon they begin to create a bond that will help them both to grow and change.