THE KING - JARI LITMANEN

KUNINGAS LITMANEN

By Arto KOSKINEN

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Documentary - Completed 2012


    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Languages
    • FINNISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Arto KOSKINEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Mika KAURISMÄKI
    • Synopsis
    • This is the story of professional football (soccer) player Jari Litmanen, often referred as the "king" or "artist”. The film is about what it takes to make it in football but it’s also a personal exploration revealing who Litmanen really is – the family man, the human being. We also delve into the sacrifices he's made in his private life and naturally, about how football has impacted his world. We travel to Lahti, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Liverpool and other footprints of his past and meet his former team-mates, coaches and friends. The film also covers the major turning points in his childhood, the top moments of his professional career, conflicts with coaches and inevitable injuries. We are also left to ponder just when and how Litmanen will finally end his long and distinguished career.
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