Denmark | 2016 | Feature Film

Pound for Pound

Den Bedste Mand

Biography about Danish boxer Jørgen 'Gamle' Hansen, who in the 1970s won the European championship title 9 times against all odds. He remains one of the most successful Danish boxers of all time.

Den bedste mand tells the touching and entertaining story about the legendary Danish boxer Jørgen 'Gamle' Hansen and his wife Hanne. We meet Jørgen in the late 1970’s where most have deemed his boxing career over. He is afraid to fight, his body is worn down and the bank is threatening to take the house. Only one person holds it all together: his love, Hanne – his manager, friend and wife, all in one. Together they fight an unequal battle to keep Jørgen’s career alive. But when Hanne decides that the family Hansen should house the African boxer Ayub Kalule, who according to boxing promoter Mogens Palle is the future of Danish boxing, it becomes clear to Jørgen that he is not ready for retirement just yet…

Director Mikkel Serup
Main Cast Mikkel Følsgaard, Arnold Oceng, Lene Maria Christensen
Producer Lea Lobger
Production Co. Nimbus Film
Co-Producer MP Film Production (HR)
Service Production Co. MP Film Production
Locations Zagreb, Karlovac, Zelina, Pisarovina

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