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" Stefano Accorsi will move you with one of his best roles” - FILM.IT
PLOT: Young, talented, and very spoiled, Christian Ferro is “The Champion,” a rock star of the soccer world. Valerio, lonely, shy, and burdened with financial problems, is the professor who is assigned to the young soccer star to help him pass his high school equivalency exam.
The two men could not be more different. But they will learn to lean on each other, generating a bond that will change them both.
CAST: Stefano Accorsi, Andrea Carpenzano, Ludovica Martino, Anita Caprioli, Mario Sgueglia, Giorgio Ridarelli, Massimo Popolizio, Camilla Semino Favro, Giulio Maroncell
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 105 min.
GENRE: Comedy/Drama
AWARDS: • Best New Director (Leonardo D'Agostini), Best Producer: Nastro d'argento
• Nominated Best Actor (Andrea Carpenzano), Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi): Nastro d'argento; Best New Director (Leonardo D'Agostini), Best Supporting Actor (Stefano Accorsi): David di Donatello; Best Feature Film: Golden Globes, Italy
RATING: USA: no rating; Australia: M; Italy +13

TIMES: Pittsburgh: Aoril 1, 7:00 p.m.
  Madison: April 3, 8:00 p.m.
  Cleveland: April 4, 7:00 p.m.
  Detroit: April 5, 7:00 p.m.
  Boulder: April 6, 6:00 p.m.
  Salt Lake City: April 7, 5:15 p.m.
  Memphis: April 11, 7:00 p.m.
  Kansas City: April 12, 6:30 p.m
  Portland: April 14, 7:00 p.m.
  St. Louis: April 21, 7:30 p.m.
  Phoenix: April 22, 5:00 p.m.
  Milwaukee: April 28, 7:00 p.m.
  Indianapolis: May 6, 5:00 p.m.
  Chicago: June 22, 6:30 p.m.
  Boston: December 1, 6:00 p.m.

  Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles..


Leonardo D'Agostini was born in Rome.  He worked as assistant director for several TV films before making his directorial debut with the short La via del successo in 2005.

Regarding his first feature-length film, D'Agostini stated “[In The Champion] soccer is a an important background story, but the film is above all about friendship.”

DISTRIBUTOR:True Colours, Largo Italo Gemini 1, Rome