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Courtesy of the Hellenic Film Society USA


King Otto

Sunday, Mar 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Special event hosted by the Hellenic Film Society USA featuring discussion and audience Q&A with director Christopher Andre Marks, players Giorgos Karagounis and Antonios Nikopolidis of the 2004 Greek National Championship Team, and Otto Rehhagel and Ioannis Topaldis, the coaches who led them to victory.

Dir. Christopher Andre Marks. 2022, 82 mins. DCP. In German, English, and Greek with English subtitles. In summer 2004, the Greek National Soccer Team, which had never scored a goal in a major tournament, defied 300-1 odds to win the Euro Cup. The new documentary King Otto tells the improbable story of one of the biggest underdog triumphs of all time, led by legendary German coach “King” Otto Rehhagel who, after success in his own country, made the bold decision to work with the underachieving Greek National Team in a language he didn’t speak and in a country he couldn’t understand. An inspirational human story, King Otto celebrates the value of recognizing each other’s differences and working together to achieve greatness.

Please note: This program is sold out. A limited number of tickets may become available at the door, on standby. Ticketholders should pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.