Direction and text: Ronnie Sandal
Participants: Eric Eng, Liv Jones, Marizio Lombardi, Frieda Gustafson
the first show: In cinemas August 27
rank: 3 of 5
Martin is 16 years old and is one of Swedish football’s biggest promises. He is so prominent that he got a contract with the big club Inter.
Eric Eng plays Martin Bingson, a boy about to become a man. Enge does it with a staring look, mouth half open behind clips and a face that always looks a little sweaty. He is always on guard, football is his only goal, his only career.
Meeting with the besieged The masculine mentality in the Inter dressing room makes him more introverted and obsessed with his work to become the best.
Describing one of the most important youth teams in the world with penalties, expulsions and a complete lack of empathy or even a desire to understand the situation of the players is appalling. Players are seen as commodities or valuables, never as people who would do better if someone talked to them or got involved in how they feel.
Martin plunges deeper into depression. Ronnie Sandal tells us in small ways. Erik Enge holds the film and its intensity makes it last. The scheme of images and colors is always dark and confined. Football sequences are numerous and reasonably reliable.
“Tigers” is a film about a young man’s path to mental illness. How the extreme attitude, billed as a miracle, leaves Martin completely stuck on the painful task of getting better.
There are no fun items, mere agony, heightened by a complete lack of support or happy cries from his clubmates or coaches.
eat or be eaten.
The club management looks at the young wrestlers with icy cold. The demands on young talent were not eased, but the treatment was hopefully changed.
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