Back in 2012, Fox Sports Southwest created the documentary, “Wurzburg to Worldwide – How Dirk became DIRK!”, about Dallas Mavericks forward and star, Dirk Nowitzki. Conveniently you can now watch the entire documentary on YouTube. Not to be outdone, German director Sebastian Dehnhardt has created a German documentary about their native son. From the Dallas Morning News:
Nowitzki: Der perfekte Wurf is a movie to be released on Sept. 18, 2014, in Germany with a title that translates into Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot in English. The documentary tells the story of the Mavericks standout’s rise from a German regional basketball league to an NBA champion, and the role that Geschwindner played in his development.
According to IMDB.com, Kobe Bryant, Mark Cuban, Steve Nash and others discuss the 2007 NBA MVP in a movie that includes appearances by Barack Obama, Conan O’Brien, David Stern and Angela Merkel. Award-winning documentarian Sebastian Dehnhardt directs.
The film’s production company, Broadview, goes more in depth on the documentary’s story:
He fights for thirteen years to win the trophy of all trophies. In 2011 Dirk Nowitzki finally succeeds and wins the NBA Championship with Marc Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks. 12 times All-Star, League MVP, Finals MVP, NBA-Superstar Dirk Nowitzki belongs to the greatest and most famous athletes of all times, being the first non-American leading his team to victory.
THE PERFECT SHOT directed by award winning director Sebastian Dehnhardt covers the story of Nowitzki’s rise to the peaks of fame and Show Business starting off at one of Germany’s regional basketball leagues. It’s the story of the fascinating relationship with Holger Geschwindner, his discoverer, coach and mentor. The physicist recognized young Dirk Nowitzki’s talent early on and, with a mix of ambitious daring and scientific precision, led him all the way to the top. It is a Film about Dirk Nowitzki and Holger Geschwindner: how they became who they are. It is about the unique relationship between the cosmopolitan mentor and his timid student, who made it to where his teacher had previously only dreamed of: the NBA Championship.
The film dives into the world of the player and his role model, it tells their mutual development, trust, and tests of endurance. It is a story about fears and triumphs, about struggles and losses. Famous club owners, coaches and players share their experiences with Dirk Nowitzki and Holger Geschwindner on the rise to fame. German engineering meets NBA Basketball.
THE PERFECT SHOT is a feature length documentary about friendship, what it really takes to fulfill your dreams and the undestroyable desire to win, taking the audience through the world of basketball and the magic of the game.
While there is no word yet on if the movie will become available in the US, thanks to Germany’s Main Post, we can watch all six trailers for the film:
For more updates about “Der perfekte Wurf” follow @NowitzkiFilm on Twitter.