‘[This] documentary scores big’ – The Variety.
The decisive years of legendary soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic are told through rare archive footage in which a young Zlatan speaks openly about his life and challenges.
The film closely follows the famous player, from his debut with the Malmö FF team in 1999 through his conflict-ridden years with Ajax Amsterdam, and up to his final breakthrough with Juventus in 2005.
The soccer superstar is constantly under pressure: from teammates in Malmö who think he’s too egoistical and only plays for himself; from the tough managers at Ajax who send him to the bench, where he loses his self-confidence; and from his father, who tells the 18-year-old Zlatan: “You’re nothing. You’re nothing special until you’ve succeeded internationally.”
A powerful coming-of-age portrait of this young, talented, and troubled player, as he jumps to stardom in the international football world.
2015, Sweden, 96 min.