A disgraced basketball coach is given the chance to coach Los Amigos, a team of players who are intellectually disabled, and soon realizes they just might have what it takes to make it to the national championship in this hilarious and heartfelt box office smash out of Spain.
Javier Gutiérrez (Marshland, SFF15, Truman, SFF16) stars as Marco Montes, the assistant coach for a Spanish basketball team who is ambitious, arrogant and has reached the end of his emotional tether. After publicly disgracing himself in a fight with his head coach, he drives drunk straight into the back of a police car and is sentenced to community service. To his dismay, Marco must now whip an amateur basketball team to shape. But this could prove to be his greatest challenge yet, as the team is made up of players with varying intellectual disabilities.
Featuring an endearing slew of characters easy to fall in love with, bright cinematography and lively pacing, it is no surprise that Champions smashed the Spanish box office records with its heart-warming message about the importance of trust, sympathy and breaking down prejudices. Spanish with English subtitles.
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