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Ring of Dreams Willem Baptist

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They are colourful characters: extravagantly dressed, ultra-muscular, sometimes masked. Welcome to the world of wrestling, where most are heroes for a night and unknowns by day. Tengkwa organizes matches with a group of catchers in the Netherlands, and tries to recruit new talent. In a world where fantasy and reality mingle, filmmaker Willem Baptist observes how professionals reconcile a passion for spectacle with mundane realities, while following beginners’ recruitment and training. Humour, strong emotions, fights, introspection, home and disillusionment: an adrenaline-fuelled group portrait that investigates our need for catharsis, and the drive to pursue our dreams.

Presented in collaboration with Fantasia

Ring of Dreams

  • Country : Netherlands
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : Dutch
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 70 MIN
  • Cinematography : Jefrim Rothuizen, Benito Strangio
  • Editing : Tim Roza, Ralf Verbeek
  • Production : Willem Baptist, Nienke Korthof
  • Music : Tobias Borkert
  • Sound Design : Ranko Paukovic
Filmography of Willem Baptist :

I'm Never Afraid! (2010)
Donnie (2011)
Wild Boar (2013)
Instant Dreams (2017)

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