MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 281,517 this week

Somay Ku: A Uganda Tennis Story (2008)

 -  Documentary | Biography | Music  -  2008 (USA)
8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 19 users  
Reviews: write review

SOMAY KU: A Uganda Tennis Story follows Patrick Olobo, Uganda's top-ranked tennis player, as he struggles to leave behind a devastating civil war and break into the ranks of pro tennis. ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1311 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 213 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Somay Ku: A Uganda Tennis Story (2008)

Somay Ku: A Uganda Tennis Story (2008) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Somay Ku: A Uganda Tennis Story.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Patrick Olobo ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

SOMAY KU: A Uganda Tennis Story follows Patrick Olobo, Uganda's top-ranked tennis player, as he struggles to leave behind a devastating civil war and break into the ranks of pro tennis. Patrick was four when rebels decimated his family's farm and murdered his brother. A harrowing childhood, a stint in a miserable camp for the internally displaced, and a stubborn desire to help his dispossessed family have driven Patrick throughout his subsequent, improbable rise to Davis Cup competition and eventually to the United States, where he continues to train towards a spot on the ATP tour while pursuing a college degree. Accompanying Patrick during his last weeks in Uganda and his first year in the United States, Rex Miller documents Patrick's new life as it unfolds in unforeseen ways, from the thrills of elite competition to the challenge of navigating a new life contingent upon sponsors and transformed by American culture. Throughout, Patrick is haunted by his life in Uganda, from a ... Written by Rex Miller

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

SOMAY KU: A Uganda Tennis Story is a feature-length documentary that follows Patrick Olobo, Uganda's top-ranked tennis player, as he struggles to leave behind a devastating civil war and break into the ranks of pro tennis.


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss Somay Ku: A Uganda Tennis Story (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page