Klitschko trailer online
Okay, I hardly understand a word of it, but with the awesome David Haye set to fight Wladimir Klitschko on the second of July and his promise of another fight to come against the other brother soon after, the title caught my eye immediately. This is a documentary about the Klitschko brothers, Vitali and Wladimir, two Ukranian boxers who between them hold a number of Heavyweight championship belts and are on Haye' path to unification.
The film looks at the two characters who are friends, brothers and involved in politics, have doctorates, and carry some blistering boxing records, as well as blistering punches.
The German documentary, called Klitschko - Inside the Ropes on IMDB, has a trailer but unfortunately it's not an International one and isn't in English. There are some interviewees speaking in English, but for the most part if you are an English speaker you're not going to understand much.
However the way the trailer plays out and the images do make the documentary look interesting, and for boxing fans and those waiting to see the David Haye fight with Wladimir Klitschko, it's a film to watch for sure.
Here's a blurb for Klitschko - Inside the Ropes that tells us more about the boxing brothers and their documentary:
One name-two brothers. Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have both been world champion heavyweight boxers, they both hold PhDs, and they both refuse to fight one another. Director Sebastian Dehnhardt's comprehensive portrait of the brothers is an insightful and personal look at the lives of two boys from the Ukraine who would become international sports stars.
Candid interviews with the duo (along with their mother and father) shed light on their childhood spent on Soviet military bases during the Cold War, their strictly regimented life, how they got into boxing, and how Chernobyl affected them. The brothers' candidness forms the heart of the film. As the story moves into their careers from their early fights, the Olympics, and their encounters with the likes of Don King and Mike Tyson, a clearer picture emerges of their similarities and differences in and out of the ring. With a plethora of archival material and interviews with boxing luminaries, Klitschko is a stylish, illustrative look at two brothers who are more than just champions in the boxing ring.
Here's the trailer for the film, and as soon as I see an International version I'll post it as well.