The Lone Fighter

Shorts
| 10
German (Germany)
| English

A gritty man in a grainy film: Jürgen Blin, who ran away from home at the age of 14 to go to sea, talks openly about his life, his training as a butcher, and his years at a boxing school in Hamburg. Filmmaker Arne Körner, a graduate of the Werner Herzog Rogue Film School and the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, portrays the former heavyweight boxer in this biographical short documentary. In 1972, a year before he fought against Muhammad Ali, Jürgen Blin was European Champion. Körner's lively, black-and-white 16mm portrait shows Blin playing dice and poker in his own pub and training today's talents. As we learn, the worst opponent of a man who has fought his way through life is boredom!