THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY

A LUTA DO SÉCULO

By Sérgio MACHADO, Tânia ROCHA

MAF MEDIA - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2016

The film chronicles the trajectory of boxers Reginaldo Holyfield and Luciano Todo Duro, who found in boxing a way to escape poverty and became sport idols in Brazil. During filming, the two enemies decided to face each other one last time.

Festivals
& Awards

Rio de Janeiro IFF 2016
Best Documentary
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sérgio MACHADO, Tânia ROCHA
    • Producer(s)
    • Eliane FERREIRA (MUIRAQUITÃ FILMES), Joana MARIANI, Lázaro RAMOS, Diana GURGEL
    • Synopsis
    • The documentary chronicles the trajectory of boxers Reginaldo Holyfield and Luciano Todo Duro, who found in boxing a way to escape poverty and became two of the biggest sport idols in northeastern Brazil. The rivalry between them put the Brazilian states of Bahia and Pernambuco at war during the 90s. For over 20 years, the two hated each other so much that they could not share the same space without fighting. They faced each other six times, with three wins apiece. During filming, the two enemies, now more than 50 years old, decided to face each other one last time.