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Underdog Plaza

A film by Evan Beloff

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"From his hardcore training and brutal fights to his turbulent relationships, Underdog Plaza captures the life of the champion boxer Dierry Jean..."

About the Film

Pinned against the ropes of life, an orphaned immigrant boxer struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming a world champion. Using a gritty, cinema-verité style of filming, UNDERDOG PLAZA offers a rare and intimate look at the parallel between the ferocious sport of boxing and life.

Synopsis

If every sport has a narrative, then boxing is a tale of redemption. With each brain-jarring blow and fancy footwork come money and a chance at a better life. UNDERDOG PLAZA shows the raw side of boxing with the Haitian immigrant Dierry "Dougy-Style" Jean at its center -- an orphan with a turbulent past who uses boxing as his ticket out of poverty. The film follows the undefeated, super welterweight as he sweats and strains to fulfill his dream of becoming a world champion.

Shot in a gritty, cinema-verité style of filming, UNDERDOG PLAZA offers a rare and intimate look at the parallel between the ferocious sport of boxing and life. This all access documentary captures Dierry’s volatile relationships with his friend Ahmad “Mo-Mo” Abdul Amir and with his trainer “Mike Moffa” who struggles to keep Dierry off the streets of the gang-laden Haitian district of Saint-Michel.

UNDERDOG PLAZA follows Dierry’s turbulent life, his trials, tribulations and difficulties overcoming his troubles with poverty, prejudice and addiction. With the help of his trainer, Dierry makes a decisive commitment to get his life together. Does this scrappy underdog - pinned against the ropes of life - have the passion, the determination and the heart to make the impossible happen?

Film Details

CREATIVE TEAM

  • DIRECTED BY:   Evan Beloff
  • PRODUCER:   Frederic Bohbot
  • WRITTEN BY:   Evan Beloff and Mariano Franco
  • EDITOR:   Mariano Franco
  • COMPOSER:   Fernando Pinzon
  • DISTRIBUTED BY:   Bunbury Films
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  • Produced in association with:   OMNI Television
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • GENRE:   Documentary
  • CATEGORY:   Sports, Biographical, Society
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  • LANGUAGE:   English and French   (Sub-titles in English, French and Spanish)
  • DURATION:   52 minutes
  • DELIVERY FORMAT:   HD (High-Definition)
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