A father and a son, one shared dream, two lives at the crossroads
A FILM BY ANDRÉ HÖRMANN
THE PUNCH looks at the dangerous, volatile world of Chicago’s South Side from the perspective of two remarkably gifted young boxers and the fathers who train them. As one tries to make the Olympic Team, the other begins an eight-year-prison sentence for criminal trespass and burglary.
The film follows these young hopefuls and their fathers, coaches and families over the course of six years as they meet with success and failure, as they overcome hurdles and reach for ever more promising futures.
Developed at EURODOC 2011
TITLE The Punch
LENGTH 90 & 52 minutes
LOCATION Various USA
PRODUCTION Sutor Kolonko, Motto Pictures
PRODUCERS Ingmar Trost, Julie Goldman
WRITER & DIRECTOR André Hörmann
CAMERA Thomas Bergmann
EDITING Vincent Assmann
SUPPORTED BY Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Tribeca ESPN Award, IDA Pare Lorentz, ITVS Documentary Fund, MacArthur Foundation
Germany / USA 2017