• 2016
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • PG
  • 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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30 May 20164 stars

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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