Year
2014
Length
1 x 105'
Genre
Documentary
Format
2K
Direction
Sebastian Dehnhardt
Producer
Leopold Hoesch
NOWITZKI. The perfect throw.

For 13 years Dirk Nowitzki fights for the trophy of all trophies. Until he finally succeeds in 2011: He wins the long-awaited NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks. And at the same time is voted the most valuable player of the finals series.

NOWITZKI. DER PERFEKTE WURF tells the story of his astonishing rise from a school gym in the south German province to the top of world basketball. It is a fascinating path that the 2.13m tall sympathetic figure has taken in a very unusual way and that is closely linked to his unique relationship with his discoverer, coach and mentor Holger Geschwindner. The former national basketball player - Olympic participant in 1972 - and physicist met the young Nowitzki quite by chance in 1994. He immediately recognised his talent and, with his very special mixture of ambitious daring, scientific precision and extravagant training methods, made him fit to play at the top.

NOWITZKI. DER PERFEKTE WURF not only takes the viewer on a journey through the stages of a sportsman's life, from the aforementioned gym to the play-off finals in the sports temples of the US professional league NBA. The film not only shows Nowitzki's everyday struggle in training, the highs and lows of his sporting life, but also the gigantomania of American professional sport and the private person Dirk Nowitzki. Thus NOWITZKI. DER PERFEKTE WURF is above all a film about the extraordinary friendship and unique relationship between the disparate personalities Dirk Nowitzki and Holger Geschwindner and their unconditional will to turn seemingly unattainable dreams into reality. A journey through the world of American basketball that makes you feel the magic of the game - and not least answers the question of what basketball has in common with jazz.

NOWITZKI. The perfect throw.

For 13 years Dirk Nowitzki fights for the trophy of all trophies. Until he finally succeeds in 2011: He wins the long-awaited NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks. And at the same time is voted the most valuable player of the finals series.

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