The Tokyo Olympics have already started and it is likely that many of you have turned to the night by watching different sports. However, as the Olympics are held in Japan, the days are kind of empty, so we’ve separated five production tips to check out before your favorite sport kicks off. Check!
The moment when the Olympic pyre was lit during the opening ceremony. Photo: Reproduction / Tokyo 2020
Final location (Netflix)
The Dream Team “. Photo: Reproduction.
Phenomenon of 2020, the Final Throw series tells the story of the Chicago Bulls’ heyday in the 1990s, while providing a full biography of Michael Jordan’s stint and revolution in American basketball. Among its episodes are moments dedicated to the historic Dream Team, the American basketball team that was the champion in 1992, winning every game with a difference of at least 32 points for each opponent.
Race (HBO Max)
Berlin, 1936: Nazi Germany plans to use the Olympic Games in its territory to promote the Aryan ideal around the world with the recording of the film Olympia, which will show the great exploits of German athletes. What they did not count on was the presence of Jesse Owens (Stephan James), the future athletic legend who, unlike the racism suffered in the USA and Germany, would dedicate himself by winning four Olympic medals, forcing Hitler to swallow a black man at the highest point of the podium. The film doesn’t focus so much on Owens’ personal life, but on key moments in his preparation for the Games.
I’m Bolt (Telecine)
You don’t have to be the biggest sports fan in the world to know Usain Bolt’s name. The track and field legend became synonymous with speed by dominating and breaking sporting records between 2008 and 2016. In this documentary, the production follows the Jamaican’s story, showing his recovery from injury and his intense preparation for the Games of Rio 2016.
Me, Tonya (Apple TV)
With the exception of the Winter Games – which have a lot more classic movies than the Summer Games – Me, Tonya is a work of art. Adapting the true story of skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), the film tells the painful story of her life, filled with abuse and assault, until she reached the U.S. Olympic team and s ‘involved in the controversy that would end his career. Despite the melancholy ending, the film is about the human side of athletes, the staging that the media promotes of the personal lives of athletes and the polemics of sport.
From Kokuriko Hill (Netflix)
Set in 1963, in the city of Yokohama, this Ghibli Studios animation shows Japan still recovering from World War II and preparing for the 1964 Olympics, which will bring a major makeover to the region. In this context, a student and a young student activist, member of the school’s press club, meet and form a beautiful friendship. So when a businessman decides to demolish the newspaper building because of the Olympic reforms, the duo must team up to get it reconsidered. While not about the sport itself, the film portrays very well the impacts that the arrival of the Olympics can cause, while still being a very interesting drama to watch.
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