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Robert De Niro picks up a gun once again as a highly paid spy-mercenary-thief hired for a bit of international larceny, the robbing of a courier of some undisclosed secrets of one kind or another. Juicing up a Melville- like stoic crime fantasy with superb car stunt work puts director John Frankenheimer back in the game, with a worthy project.
Arrow Video USA
1998 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 122 min. / Street Date August 29, 2017 / Available from Arrow Video 39.95
Cinematography: Robert Fraisse
Film Editor: Tony Gibbs
Original Music: Elia Cmiral
Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr.
Directed by John Frankenheimer
- Glenn Erickson
Directed by John Frankenheimer.
A group of mercenaries are hired by Irish terrorists to retrieve a case to stop it falling into Russian hands.
In case you didn’t know, ronin are Samurai warriors whose masters have been killed, leaving the warriors free to roam the land as swords-for-hire to anybody willing to pay them. The movie Ronin informs you of this in the title cards so you could be forgiven for thinking this is going to be a bloodthirsty martial arts epic in the vein of Shogun Assassin until you are thrown into a Paris bistro as a ragtag group of shifty characters are assembling. We don’t know them, they don’t know each other and only one person knows why they are there – that person being »
The World Premiere of Borg/McEnroe is set to be this year’s Toronto Film Festival 2017 opening film at Roy Thomson Hall on September 7. Directed by Janus Metz and written by Ronnie Sandahl, the film stars Shia Labeouf, Sverrir Gudnason and Stellan Skarsgård. More below.
Toronto Film Festival 2017 opening film will be Borg/McEnroe.
“Borg/McEnroe has a powerful tension about it that is on par with the electric energy of Toronto on Opening Night,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of Tiff. “The story of this nail-biter matchup changed the sport of tennis forever, and the outstanding performances from Labeouf and Gudnason will be a spectacular way for Festival-goers to kick things off.”
“Janus Metz’s Armadillo is a gripping war documentary that took home the Critics Week Grand Prize at Cannes. Amazingly, Metz brings that same urgent tension to Borg/McEnroe,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of Tiff. »
- Paul Heath
Sf Studios is handling international sales of the film.
Other titles at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival include Darkest Hour, which stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill; real-life skating drama I, Tonya with Margot Robbie; The Mountain Between Us starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet and Thomas Edison »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Orlando Parfitt)
The countdown is on to the Toronto International Film Festival, with festival organizers last week announcing the first round of movies from Hollywood and beyond coming to Toronto in September. On Monday, the opening-night film was revealed: tennis drama “Borg/McEnroe”, starring Shia Labeouf, Sverrir Gudnason and Stellan Skarsgård, will be kicking off this year’s film […] »
- Rachel West
Shia LaBeouf’s “Borg/McEnroe” will open the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, the festival announced on Monday. Directed by Janus Metz and written by Ronnie Sandahl, the film stars LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason and Stellan Skarsgard. It tells the story of the epic rivalry between Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg (Gudnason) and the American John McEnroe (LaBeouf), which came head-to-head during the 1980 Wimbledon Championships. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
The world premiere of Borg/McEnroe will be the Opening Night Gala film at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival. The screening will be held at the Roy Thomson Hall on September 7. Directed by Janus Metz and written by Ronnie Sandahl, the film stars Shia Labeouf, Sverrir Gudnason and Stellan Skarsgård. Borg/McEnroe tells the story of the epic rivalry between Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg (Gudnason) and his greatest adversary, the brash American John McEnroe… »
Tennis’ most famous duelists will help kick off this year’s Toronto Film Festival.
“Borg/McEnroe,” a new drama about the longterm rivalry between the unflappable Swedish tennis star Björn Borg and the hard-charging American John McEnroe will have its world premiere as the opening night gala film at Roy Thomson Hall on September 7.
There could be controversy associated with the decision to break out the tennis whites for the glitzy event. Last month, Shia Labeouf, who stars as McEnroe, was arrested for public intoxication and caught on camera telling a black police officer that he will go to hell because of his skin color. Labeouf apologized for his remarks, saying he was “deeply ashamed.”
“I have been struggling with addiction publicly for far too long,” he added.
The opening night slot can be a mixed bag. Last year, »
- Brent Lang
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- Etan Vlessing
Producer Downey will curate new international competition strand.
The International Antalya Film Festival in Turkey has appointed Mike Downey as its new artistic director ahead of its 54th edition (which runs 21-27 October).
Mirsad Purivatra, festival director of the Sarajevo Film Festival, also joins the Antalya team as a strategic consultant.
The festival will feature an international competition strand for the first time, which will be curated by Downey.
Once again, the event will support the Antalya Film Forum which connects film professionals in Turkey. It will be directed by Zeynep Atakan, producer of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme D’or winning film Winter Sleep.
It will also feature gala screenings, a children and family section, a culinary section featuring four films on gastronomy and a retrospectives profiling films from two »
- email@example.com (Orlando Parfitt)
"What do you want from tennis?" "To be the best." A full-length trailer has been unveiled for tennis match film Borg/McEnroe, profiling (and recreating) the iconic 1980 tennis match between Björn Borg and John McEnroe. The film seems to now be titled simply Borg, which is odd considering it seems to be about both players and not just Borg, but this trailer proves otherwise. Maybe the title is different in certain countries around the world? Shia Labeouf plays John McEnroe, and Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason plays Björn Borg; also starring Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny, and David Bamber. This looks damn good, even better than expected. I'm impressed by the mix of English, French and Swedish in this trailer. Worth a look. Here's the first full-length trailer for Janus Metz Pedersen's Borg/McEnroe, direct from YouTube: And here's another new UK teaser trailer for Borg/McEnroe, also debuted this week »
- Alex Billington
Tennis fans know the inevitable letdown that comes with the final match of the U.S. Open every summer, but 2017 brings two exciting fall movies to fill the void: “Battle of the Sexes,” where Emma Stone will play the great Billie Jean King, and “Borg vs. McEnroe,” which stars Shia LeBeouf as the notorious bad boy of tennis in a stylish drama about one of the sport’s greatest rivalries.
Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg and American legend John McEnroe played each other 14 times on tour between the years 1978 and 1981. Each player won 7 times. Their rivalry was all the more fascinating due to their polarized demeanors: Borg was known for his zen-like cool on court, while McEnroe was an infamous firebrand, often yelling at umpires and wildly upsetting the balance of a game that reveres civility. »
- Jude Dry
From RedBand.Ca, Sneak Peek restricted 'red band' footage from the Swedish biographical feature "Borg vs McEnroe", directed by Janus Metz, focusing on the rivalry between tennis players Björn Borg and John McEnroe @ the 1980 'Wimbledon Championships', starring Sverrir Gudnason, Shia Labeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny and Robert Emms:
Tennis players Björn Borg and John McEnroe met 14 times on the regular tour and 22 times in total, with their on-court rivalry highlighted by their contrasting temperaments and styles. Borg was known for his cool and emotionless demeanor on court, while McEnroe was famed for his court-side tantrums. Their rivalry extended between 1978 and 1981, with each player winning seven times against the other.
In a fourth set tie-breaker that lasted 20 minutes, »
- Michael Stevens
Author: Zehra Phelan
Who knew it could be so epically intense off the court as it is on! With Wimbledon fever gripping the world by the short and curlies a brand new red band trailer has been released for the upcoming biographical drama Borg/McEnroe.
As with the first trailer, the red band version ups the ante on the tension front as both legendary tennis players Björn Borg and John McEnroe prepare themselves for the biggest match of their lives. Flitting between Swedish and English Borg, who is played by Sverrir Gudnason, is your quiet brooding type, one to keep his emotions calmly bottled up without even breaking into a smile. Whilst McEnroe, played by Shia LeBeouf, as we all know, has a more assertive manner, confidence over boils as well as his anger at a journalist at a standard press conference. The trailer »
- Zehra Phelan
As Wimbledon fever sweeps the nation, hot on the heels of the new UK version yesterday, we have a brand new extended trailer for the upcoming tennis drama Borg Vs. McEnroe, the upcoming true story set to be served into cinemas later in the year.
Borg Vs.McEnroe is a film about one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe and their legendary duel during the 1980’s Wimbledon tournament. It’s a story about two men that became legends and the price they had to pay.
- Paul Heath
Shia LeBeouf stars as tennis great John McEnroe in the biopic “Borg vs McEnroe.” Check out the teaser above. The sports drama will focus on one of the biggest rivalries in tennis of all time between McEnroe and Swedish player Björn Borg in the late 1970s and and early 1980s. Sverrir Gudnason will play Borg, while Stellan Skarsgard plays his coach, Lennart Bergelin. Also Read: Shia LeBeouf Grants Fan's Wish, Whacks Him in Face (Video) Danish director Janus Metz directs — his war documentary “Armadillo” won the grand prize at Cannes’ Critics’ Week in 2010. All in all, Borg and McEnroe faced off 14 times between 1978 and. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Sometimes, trailers for superhero movies will make a point of not showing certain things that people want to see that superhero do, and this trailer for tennis drama Borg Vs McEnroe pulls that exact same trick by refusing to show Shia Labeouf unleashing a proper tirade as the famously short-tempered John McEnroe. Casting Labeouf to play McEnroe is brilliantly on-the-nose, and we know he can pull off a brilliant, red-faced rant because we’ve seen him do it in real life, but this trailer wisely saves most of that for the real movie. Labeouf aside, Borg Vs McEnroe also stars Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason as Bjorn Borg, and Stellan Skarsgård as Borg’s coach, Lennart Bergelin.
- Sam Barsanti
It seems only fitting that the Borg Vs McEnroe trailer has landed on what is the first day of the prestigious Wimbledon tennis tournament. The trailer was exclusively debuted by Empire magazine earlier this morning and shows the first real footage from the real-life drama, which stars Shia Labeouf as legendary U.S. tennis player John McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason as Bjorn Borg. More below.
The two tennis greats met many times in the 1970s and 1980s when they were at their peak, but this new film focusses on the famous rivalry between Borg and McEnroe at the 1980 Wimbledon Championships.
- Paul Heath
Simon Brew Jul 3, 2017
The list of people who watched 1998’s shark flick Deep Blue Sea and got nothing out of it is a short one, we’d politely suggest. Directed by Renny Harlin, the movie was and is an absolute blast, with genetically modified intelligent sharks doing battle with a selection of human fodder.
Amidst the cast of the film were Saffron Burrows, Samuel L Jackson, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, Michael Rapaport and Stellan Skarsgard, and even writing a few words about it makes me want to reach for the disc and sit through it again.
There had been talk of a straight to DVD sequel being prepared for the movie, as part of the Warner Premiere series seven or eight years ago. But that never came to fruition, and the idea of a follow-up was presumed dead. »
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors. In this edition we tackle Alexander Skarsgård, who’s advancing his career with a canny combo of studio movies, indie films, and premium television.
Bottom Line: You never know where you stand with Skarsgård, who has the complexity of a character actor beneath the leading-man looks that launched a thousand memes. (Reads one: “Research shows that if you’re afraid of spiders, you are more likely to find one in your bedroom… I’m really afraid of Alexander Skarsgård.”)
His muscular swagger and danger is on display in “The Legend of Tarzan,” but his tender attentions to wife Jane (Margot Robbie) were that film’s throbbing heart. And in the hugely popular and topical HBO drama series “Big Little Lies,” he holds his own with an ensemble of powerful women including executive producer Nicole Kidman, who performs an »
- Anne Thompson
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