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Portraying Ayub Kalule, the boxer from Uganda who was "the most famous immigrant in Denmark" in the late 1970s. The film opens on a deserted, floodlit boxing ring, and on the soundtrack the... See full summary »

Director:

Jørgen Leth

Writer:

Jørgen Leth

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jørgen Hansen Jørgen Hansen
Ayub Kalule Ayub Kalule ... Himself - Boxer
Børge Krogh Børge Krogh ... Himself - Boxing Coach
Jørgen Leth ... Narrator
Richard Palladin Richard Palladin ... Himself - Boxer
Sugar Ray Seales Sugar Ray Seales ... Himself - Boxer
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Portraying Ayub Kalule, the boxer from Uganda who was "the most famous immigrant in Denmark" in the late 1970s. The film opens on a deserted, floodlit boxing ring, and on the soundtrack the buzz of the spectators can be heard. Thre film comprises four blocks: an interview with the subject, scenes from the gym (including an interview with coach Børge Krogh) and extensive reports from Kalule's two bouts in 1977 and 1978 against the powerful Americans Palladin and Seales. In the fourth, final block Sugar Ray Seales talks about his defeat by Kalule and the latter's prospects in the ring. Written by nathue

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

1979 (Denmark) See more »

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Ebbe Preisler Film/TV See more »
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