Directed by: Ronnie Sandahl

Martin Bengtsson (played by The Bridge star Erik Enge in a powerhouse performance) is considered Sweden’s most promising football talent in a generation. At sixteen, his lifelong dream comes true: his rights are bought by the prestigious Italian club Inter Milan. It’s the chance of a lifetime, but it also comes with high expectations and intense pressure. Martin soon begins to question whether this is the life he really wants. Based on Bengtsson’s memoir In The Shadows of San Siro, Tigers lifts the lid off the luxurious lifestyles of sports superstars, an unstable, rollercoaster world where everything, and everyone, has a price tag. “Expertly crafted … In an assured second directorial feature, Sandahl stays within the general thematic parameters of his screenplays for Janus Metz’s Borg vs. McEnroe and Olivia Wilde’s forthcoming Perfect, another fact-inspired sports tale … Compelling, well cast and directed with vivid intensity” (Dennis Harvey, Variety).


Cast: Alfred Enoch, Frida Gustavsson, Liv Mjönes

english, swedish, italian
Drama, biography
116 min
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[Horák] matches each of the film’s periods to a different style: the 1960s to the Czech New Wave, the 1970s to normalization films, and the 1980s to documentary-like grainy footage. The stylisation enables a fine adjustment of dramatic effects”

(Martin Kudláč, Cineuropa).


  • Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards 2018
  • Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian film: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Critics Gild Award and Audience Award
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