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Love Means Zero

Jason Kohn, 90 min

United States, 2017

Love Means Zero

Character-driven filmmaking at its best. Meet the colourful and charismatic tennis legend Nick Bollettieri, as he faces a tough opponent.

It shouldn't be too easy! 86-year-old Nick Bollettieri has not only created stars like Boris Becker and Andre Agassi. In his long life as the world's leading tennis coach he has also created a reputation as a tyrant and a megalomaniac. A colourful and charismatic gentleman, who always has a good story at hand – and he serves plenty of these in the entertaining interview film 'Love Means Zero'. But Bolletieri meets his match in the director Jason Kohn ('Manda Bala'), who fights him to the last match point! Between the long conversations, we experience the nerve-wracking historical matches, where the students from his tennis academy were up against each other in 'make it or break it' duels, which determined both their career and their reputation in Bollettieri's merciless eyes. The working class boy, who became an international superstar on the sidelines, is a story that is quite simply superbly told. Whether you like Tennis or not, this is character-driven filmmaking at its best. The classic gentleman sport will never be the same again after Bollettieri.

Director: Jason Kohn
Original Title: Love Means Zero
Country: United States
Year: 2017
Running time: 90 min
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Tags: Fun!Fun!Fun! StrangerThanFiction Sport FestivalHits
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Producer: Jason Kohn, Amanda Branson Gill, Anne White, Jill Mazursky, David Styne
World Sales: Cinetic Media
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