Feature Film | 2020


Martin is one of the most promising football talent Sweden has ever seen. At sixteen, his lifelong dream comes true when he is bought by one of Italy’s most prestigious clubs. Yet that dream comes at a very high price in terms of sacrifice, dedication, pressure and – most of all – loneliness. Martin begins to question whether this is actually the life he yearned for.

Tigers is a life and death rollercoaster ride through the modern-day football industry. With a unique perspective on the world of professional sports, Ronnie Sandahl tells the true story of 16-year-old football prodigy Martin Bengtsson. A coming-of-age drama about a young man’s burning obsession in a world where everything, and everyone, has a price tag.

Written and Directed byRonnie Sandahl

Produced byPiodor Gustafsson, Lucia Nicolai, Marcello Paolillo, Birgitte Skov

In collaboration withSVT, Rai Cinema, Tapelessfilm Service, 9.99 Films

With the support ofSFI, DFI, Mibact, Piemonte Film & TV Fund

Main CastErik Enge, Alfred Enoch, Maurizio Lombardi, Frida Gustavsson, Antonio Bannò, Antonio Zavatteri, Alberto Basaluzzo, Daniele La Leggia, Gianluca Di Gennaro, Lino Musella, Liv Mjones, Johannes Bah Kuhnke

Director of PhotographyMarek Septimus Weiser

Production DesignerKajsa Severin

Costume DesignerMariano Tufano

Casting ItalyFrancesca Sambataro

Casting UKShakyra Dowling

Casting SwedenSara Tornkvist, Svante Ahman

Duration116 minutes

International SalesWild Bunch

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Film stills

Erik Enge as Martin Bengtsson

Erik Enge (Martin) and Alfred Enoch (Ryan)

Erik Enge (Martin) and Frida Gustavsson (Vibeke)

Erik Enge as Martin Bengtsson