From the sporting and private life of the controversial Mike Tyson to Kobe Bryant‘s adolescence in Italy, to the regatta of the century in 1983
In September, on streaming platforms, you will find many sports stories to watch. There is something for all tastes. On Netflix you can relive the exciting 1983 America’s Cup won unbelievably by the Australians (it was called “the regatta of the century”) and the story of a soccer giant like Fatih Terim. On Prime Video and Disney +, on the other hand, don’t miss the documentary about Kobe Bryant that tells about his relationship with Italy and the series about Mike Tyson.

Untold – Regatta of the Century – Netflix.

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A new documentary called Untold: The Race of the Century has been released on Netflix. Depending on the streaming platform, it is:

“A chronicle of the thrilling 1983 Copa América, “Race of the Century” is a classic underdog story. It tells the story of a struggling group of Australians who band together to dethrone the New York Yacht Club and break the longest winning streak in history (132 years!) at the world’s most prestigious sailing competition. Key members of the 1983 US and Australian crews sit down for interviews and share their experience of this latest race to victory.”

The Untold series has several documentaries highlighting different stories from around the world of sport, including ice hockey, basketball, soccer, Olympic track racing, boxing, and now sailing. The most recent followed a college star turned NFL football star who was tricked into thinking his long-distance girlfriend was real…she wasn’t. A documentary follows the Olympic career of Bruce Jenner and the current world of Caitlyn Jenner.

In the documentary Race of the Century, we hear from Dennis Connor, see behind-the-scenes footage of the 1983 America’s Cup, and listen to sailors reminisce about their experiences.

Grab the popcorn and get comfortable!

Watch the official trailer here:

Kobe – An Italian Story – Amazon Prime Video.

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“You guys are the last people to go out for ice cream with me, simply because I was Kobe. Not Kobe Bryant.”

From a sentence of few words it is clear how much weight Kobe really gave to the most intimate relationships, those that throughout the somewhat complicated years of his childhood helped him grow and mature.

This is the fundamental aspect that, above all, immediately stands out in Kobe: an Italian story, the documentary written by Giovanni Filippetto and produced by Alessandro Lostia for Indigo Stories that will be released on September 15 on Prime Video.

The 90 minutes of documentary serve to really understand how much Kobe Bryant was linked to Italy, its culture and his cities. Following his father Joe Bryant, between the ages of 6 and 13, Kobe lives first in Rieti, then Reggio Calabria, Pistoia and Reggio Emilia, forging that bond with Italy that he bequeathed to his family, for example by giving his daughters inspired names for our tradition.

This unique fairy tale, told through the eyes of those who lived by his side (in addition to childhood friends, there are also interventions by Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, Ettore Messina, Linus and Gregorio Paltrinieri), describes the love for sport and how much Kobe was obsessed with the game of the ball in wedges with the dream, since the mini-basketball years, of becoming a Laker.

The rest is history. The documentary is not to be missed.

Watch the official trailer here:

Mike – Disney+.

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Mike is one of the television series that Disney + premieres on September 8 on the occasion of Disney + Day. Made up of eight episodes, Mike explores the fast-paced and controversial story of Mike Tyson, a boxer who recently revealed that he never approved of the .tv series and was not contacted by the filmmakers.

The television series chronicles the tumultuous ups and downs of Tyson’s boxing career and personal life, from world-loved athlete to outcast and back again. Focusing on Mike Tyson, the series examines issues of race and class in America, fame and media power, misogyny, social division, the promise of the American dream, and ultimately the role of the public opinion in shaping Mike’s story. .

Created by Steven Rogers and directed by Craig Gillespie (the same team behind the Tonya film), Trevante Rhodes and Russell Hornsby play Mike, with guest stars including Harvey Keitel, Laura Harrier, Li Eubanks, Olunike Adeliyi and B.J. Minor.

The life of Mike Tyson, at the heart of the Disney + TV series Mike, is a movie in itself. Tyson was the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title. But he is also known for biting off a part of his rival Evander Holyfield’s ear during a game. And he is infamous for having spent almost three years in prison due to a rape conviction. Not to mention his romantic adventures and his stormy relationships, one of them with supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Much of that now goes back to the Disney+ TV series, in which Mike Tyson plays the face of acclaimed actor Trevante Rhodes in movies like Moonlight. Tyson’s incredible story, made up of dark and questionable episodes but also of glory and determination, is told in the past with the protagonist reflecting on his life.

It all begins with his troubled childhood in 1970s New York. Here in Brooklyn, little Mike is bullied for his weight, his voice and his stutter. He also experiences first-hand domestic violence and extreme poverty when he happens to be saved from a life destined for crime.

In fact, it is the encounter with a boxing trainer that leads Mike, now a teenager, down a new path. This is Cus D’Amato (Harvey Keitel), a veteran of the boxing world. Discoverer of very important talents and manager of boxers such as Muhammad Ali and José Torres, D’Amato becomes a kind of adoptive father for Mike, as well as manager and trainer.

However, Mike Tyson’s life continues through thick and thin, in and out of the ring. And the Disney+ TV series Mike tries to examine what is behind both his drive for success and his personal battles with those inner demons that continue to plague him. “Mike Tyson is a man with a very complex personality and his life is made up of a thousand shades,” said Russel Hornsby, the actor who plays boxing fight promoter Don King on the show. “We can’t label him a monster. In any case he is a man who has had to deal with the complexity of his existence and interiority for a long time”.

Weighing down on the events of Mike Tyson, as the Disney + television series describes them, is undoubtedly the context in which he was born and raised. Tyson is actually the son of racism, segregation and poverty that most blacks lived in the United States in those years. So much so that Tyson himself went to great lengths to offer a caricature of himself that was close to what Americans expect of a black man, in a way of doing things but also of speaking and presenting himself. “Only then would he be accepted by the entire nation,” Hornsby emphasized.

By a strange coincidence, Hornsby finds himself playing the role of promoter for the second time. He had already done it in the 2018 movie Creed II, where he played the role of Buddy Marcelle, who organized the meeting between Creed and Drago. “Unlike Buddy, Don is a real character. He had also worked with Ali and was a master of marketing. For him, boxing is pure entertainment and as such he has to take money to the cashier,” the actor concluded.

Watch the official trailer here:

Terim – Netflix.

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Terim is a Turkish biographical documentary series released on Netflix on September 15, 2022. The series is about the life and story of Fatih Terim, a Turkish footballer and famous coach. Loved and hated, from soldier to emperor: the rise of a football legend. Directed by Altuğ Gültan and Burak Aksoy, written by Altuğ Gültan and produced by Goya Entertainment.

The four-episode documentary told by the man himself brings to light many unknown and unpublished details of his life and career. It has a running time of about 53-58 minutes respectively. Other protagonists of the series include Buse Term, Merve Terim Cetin, Okan Buruk, Arda Turan, Umit Davala and many others.

The footballer, the captain, the coach, the father, the grandfather, the emperor and more. Netflix has released a documentary series focused on the epic career of Fatih Terim between 1996 and 2022, who has assumed different roles in his personal life while his name was also written in gold letters in football history.

Fatih Terim is a Turkish coach and former national soccer player who played in the defensive position. He served as the coach of Galatasaray, one of the Super League teams, for many years. In 1962 he started playing football for Adana Demirspor, who later moved up to the 1st League as champions of the Turkish 2nd League, drew everyone’s attention with his game and signed for Galatasaray the following season.

While playing football for Galatasaray, he also took over as captain of the team. He became one of the most beloved players of all time and played 327 games in the yellow and red jersey. However, he was not able to enjoy the league championship during his football career, but he won the Turkish Cup twice, the Prime Minister’s Cup and the President’s Cup once.

All the dreams of his that he couldn’t fulfill as a player, he worked hard to achieve as the coach of the team he once played for. And once he took over, Terim’s instincts to change the team’s playing-time philosophy pay off. Galatasaray begins a streak of consecutive Turkish League championships.

If he has been a football fan for a while, then he must have been aware of the Turkish legend and the victories that bordered his name in history. Year after year, from the Turkish national team to the Italian Serie A, Terim’s managerial career saw exciting wins and hard-fought defeats.

The documentary shows how much he loves what he does and has a unique understanding of the game that he developed while playing center back, which shows in his coaching tactics. But he takes that man out of his job and is a reserved person, a lover of nature, who gives great importance to his family.

The sports documentary series is about Fatih Terim and how he made a name for himself in the world of football inside and outside his country. If you’re a football fan, then he might be of interest to you, no matter if you have something positive or negative to say about the man.

The series begins with a quote about what people have achieved that tends to get forgotten so quickly, sometimes you have a hard time remembering it and it needs someone who was actually there to say it. Therefore, the film is made to show all that he has accomplished in his life, more like a personal memoir video with the hint of a dramatic television series.

However, after watching the entire series, I can say that he is a man of pride and principle that often becomes a hindrance in his career as he resigns from one team to another. It is true that in any industry the one who has the power does not like radicals who challenge his authority and if you are not as talented as Terim, you either submit to them or become unknown.

Watch the official trailer here:

Atletico Madrid. Another way of understanding life – Prime Video

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Another way of understanding life: Feel what we are, the docuseries that summarizes our 2021-22 season, will arrive on Prime Video on September 8. Four chapters produced by Atleti Studios and TBS (Telefónica Broadcast Services), which will take over from the documentary Another way of understanding life. Atlético de Madrid, champion of LaLiga 2020-21, which premiered a year ago on the service and which was a global success, premiering in more than 200 territories.

The new installment includes interviews and unpublished images that review how the protagonists experienced the competition, but it is much more than football. From the hand of personalities such as Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann, Ángel Correa or Virginia Torrecilla, among many others, we will discover how the club’s philosophy helps each one of them to excel on a day-to-day basis.

The docuseries reveals the secrets of a club full of passion and challenges, but it is, above all, a vital journey through the stories of sports fans and professionals united by colors.

Delving into the philosophy of Atlético de Madrid is embarking on a whirlwind of emotions. Being an Atleti player is a way of understanding life that is transferred from the field of play to the day-to-day life of its fans, a way of facing and overcoming daily challenges for millions of Atletico fans around the world.

Experience Another Way of Understanding Life: Feel What We Are, starting September 8, 2022 on Prime Video.

Watch the official trailer here:

September 20, 2022

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