Germany 2010 – Director: Rouven Rech & Frank Pfeiffer – Original language: German

The unstoppable rise of the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim football club – a modern fairytale or just the result of a slick business strategy? The protagonists of this success story at any rate leave it open to interpretation. Jochen Rotthaus, the Director of the club is a no-nonsense manager equipped with bags of dedication and passion for the business. The Chairman of the former small-town club’s first Supporters Association is not one to just go with the flow at any cost. And Dietmar Hopp, the patron of this Cinderella club has to dig deep into his pockets, as the promotion that they are aiming for looks to be in jeopardy. This film is an enthralling study of both a business environment and a whole region, far beyond the confines of the football pitch.

Camera: Frank Pfeiffer. Production: Sommerhaus Filmproduktion. Producer: Jochen Laube. Length: 100 min.