Amazing character study.
I’ve long admired LaBeouf’s talents, and though they are firing here, Sverrir Gudnason’s portrayal of Björn Borg is so intimate and engaging, even with the little of words he says, that he steals the show for me.
If you’re in it for the tennis, you’re mistaken. This gets to who these men were behind just their names, and is honestly the best way this story could have been told.
Congrats to Janus Metz on making his first narrative feature a great one.