- 134 min
- Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
- Written by: Joe Shrapnel/Anna Waterhouse
- Cast: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten
- UK release: 3 June 2016
In 1936, the Olympic Games were held in Berlin. Organised by the ruling Nazi-Party, the games were intended to showcase Hitler’s vision of the supremacy of the Aryan race. That Nazi dream was shattered by a black American athlete named Jesse Owens.
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Race30 May 2016
Efficient biopic from Stephen Hopkins, starring Stephan James as Olympian Jesse Owens
If ever there was a sports figure deserving of their own biopic then it’s Jesse Owens, the African-American hero of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Four gold medals – in the 100m, 200m, 4 x 100m relay and the long jump – is a remarkable haul; even more so…
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