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by Eran Riklis


The basketball coach Max Stoller becomes a national hero when he makes Maccabi Tel Aviv into European champions in the late 70s. But he becomes a national traitor equally as fast when he then accepts the against-all-odds job of turning the totally hopeless West German basketball team – of all people – into European winners!

original title: Playoff
country: Israel, Germany, France
sales agent: Wild Bunch International
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Eran Riklis
film run: 107'
release date: FR 04/07/2012
screenplay: David Akerman, Eran Riklis, Gidi Maron
cast: Hanns Zischler, Max Riemelt
cinematography by: Rainer Klausmann
art director: Erwin Prib
costumes designer: Gudrun Schretzmeier
music: Cyril Morin
producer: Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier, Michael Scharfstein, Jens Meurer
production: Egoli Tossell Film, Fidélité Films, Topia Communications (IL)
backing: German Federal Film Board (FFA), German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), HessenInvestFilm, Eurimages
distributor: Wild Bunch Distribution
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