The Punch

The Punch

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
GENRE  Documentary
LENGTH  90 & 52 minutes
FORMAT  HD
LANGUAGE  English
LOCATION  Various USA

PRODUCTION  Sutor Kolonko, Motto Pictures
PRODUCERS  Ingmar Trost, Julie Goldman
COMMISSIONING EDITOR Jutta Krug (WDR)
WRITER & DIRECTOR  André Hörmann
CAMERA  Thomas Bergmann
EDITING  Vincent Assmann
SUPPORTED BY  Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Tribeca ESPN Prize, IDA Pare Lorentz, Blue Ice Film Fund, Catapult

Germany / USA 2017