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When the wealthy heir John du Pont invites the Olympic gold-winning wrestler Mark Schultz to help form a team to train for the Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave.
Du Pont sees the chance to “coach” a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother.
As Mark grows increasingly dependent on his benefactor, du Pont begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training. Meanwhile, du Pont becomes fixated on Dave, who exudes the confidence both he and Mark lack, knowing that there are things even his money cannot buy. Fueled by du Pont's increasing paranoia and alienation from the brothers, the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.
2013 / English dialogue with Arabic subtitles / Colour / 134 mins
Genre: Biography and Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Drugs and Violence
Director: Bennett Miller
Producer: Bennett Miller, Megan Ellison, Jon Kilik, Anthony Bregman
Scriptwriter: E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman
DOP: Greig Fraser
Editor: Stuart Levy, Conor O'neill, Jay Cassidy A.C.E.
Composer: Rob Simonsen
Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller
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