Drama, period | United States

In 1810, in a private cellar in London, one of the most auspicious fights in boxing took place. It was a fight between TOM MOLINEAUX, a freed slave from America and TOM CRIBB, the reigning Champion of England. Whoever won this fight would be the indisputable Champion of the World. TOM lost the fight unjustly. Bill, a Black retired boxer and trainer, wants to get a rematch for his protege, Molineaux. Consumed by his obsession over the unjust and discriminatory outcome of the fight, Bill goes to Cribb’s trainer, PERCY, to negotiate another fight. But Percy is unwilling to take another chance since Cribb could lose this match. Bill spends the film trying to transform Molineaux into an English Gentleman and secure a rematch. The film is about their strange but endearing relationship.


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Director Nishad Chaughule
Writer Rebecca Usoro
Producer Jake Katofsky
Cinematographer Ante Cheng
Key cast Doctor Hayes, Bradford Barnes, Christopher Neiman, David Aaron Evans, Chris Bensinger
Other credits Art Direction: Jon J. Bush; Costume Design: Casey Nguyen; Sound: Paul Hughes; Editor: Seamus O’Malley Finnegan; Sound Design: Jinggue Zhou, Longwei Deng; Music: Michael Bahnmiller


Year 2019
Duration 0h 19m
Genres Drama, period
Language English with subtitles