King Otto (2022)

Director: Christopher Andre Marks Run Time: 80 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Antonios Nikopolidis, Giorgos Karagounis, Otto Rehhagel, Traianos Dellas, Vassilis Gagatsis

Country: Greece, United States, United Kingdom
Language: Greek, German, English, French

About the film:

In the summer of 2004, audiences looked on in disbelief as the Greek National Football Team, a country that had never previously won a single match in a major tournament, took down the giants of world football to become the unlikeliest of European Champions.

The architect behind this unprecedented triumph was legendary German football coach “King’ Otto Rehhagel. After accomplishing every major success in Germany, he made the bold decision to leave all he knew behind and work in a foreign country with the underachieving Greek National Team.

This is the story of how these two contrasting cultures came together to speak the same language and write a new chapter of Greek mythology.

About the filmmaker:

Christopher André Marks is a Greek-American filmmaker and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts film program. He worked with HBO Sports on its Emmy-Award winning 24/7 NHL Series and HBO Documentaries, and with ESPN on the short documentary Tiger Hood, a selection of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival.

King Otto is his feature directorial debut.

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