WIFF | FILMS

BORG/MCENROE

Review

Director:

Janus Metz Pedersen

Genre:

Biography

Country:

Sweden/Denmark/Finland

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

English/Swedish/French/German/Spanish

Runtime:

100 Minutes

Description:

Borg/McEnroe is sports drama as psychological thriller, recreating the legendary 1980 Wimbledon Championship match between Björn Borg and John McEnroe.

By 1980, Sweden's Borg had already won Wimbledon four times. Yet despite his serene public persona, Borg had been tormented by anxiety all his life. His opponent, New Yorker John McEnroe, is a wizard on the court, a whirlwind of fury and precision. The public loves to loathe McEnroe, who on the court can explode at any moment into tantrums of expletive-laden insults directed at umpires and spectators alike. But McEnroe also suffers mental anguish. Both men will bring their immense talents — and inner demons — with them when they finally face off in one of the most suspenseful events in tennis history.

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