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by Mischa Alexander


In Friesland, in northern Holland, a competition for the sportsman of the 20th century is being held, which Taeke Jongsma, the polesitter wins. The film recounts the turbulent life with much humour and romanticism how Taeke sacrifices everything, even his girlfriend, in order to beat the world polesitting record.

international title: Sportsman of the Century
original title: Sportsman van de eeuw
country: Netherlands
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Mischa Alexander
release date: NL 06/04/2006, SE 30/06/2006
cast: Peter Tuinman, Joke Tjalsma, Ricky Koole, Johnny de Mol
cinematography by: Bert Pot
film editing: Charlotte Van Der Veen
art director: Michel De Graaf
costumes designer: Till Fuhrmann
music: Ennio Morricone
producer: Emjay Rechsteiner
production: Staccato Films
distributor: United International Pictures (UIP)
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