Directed by Christopher André Marks (Tiger Hood, 2015), the inspiring sports documentary film King Otto tells the story of the Greek National Football Team, that had never won a single match or even scored a goal in a major tournament, went on to win the European Championship led by legendary German football coach “King” Otto Rehhagel.
The film is described as “the story of how two contrasting cultures came together to speak the same language and write a new chapter of Greek mythology.” King Otto will open in Australian cinemas on May 27, 2021.
In the summer of 2004, audiences looked on in disbelief as they witnessed one of the greatest sporting underdog stories of all time. Greece – a country that had never won a single match or even scored a goal in a tournament – overthrew the giants of world football to win the 2004 European Championship overcoming odds of 300:1.
At the heart of this victory was legendary German football coach “King” Otto Rehhagel who prioritized strategy, discipline and respect above all else. After achieving major success in Germany, he made the bold decision to leave all he knew behind to transform the underperforming team into champions, despite not speaking a word of Greek.
From Umbrella Entertainment, King Otto is an incredible documentary about outsiders who defy seemingly insurmountable odds and reignite a shared sense of national pride.
Watch the trailer for King Otto