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Amazon preps soccer doc on German legend Bastian Schweinsteiger

Multinational tech and e-commerce giant Amazon’s subscription streaming platform, Amazon Prime Video, has greenlit a new documentary about German World Cup champ and FC Bayern Munich legend Bastian Schweinsteiger. Schweinsteiger (pictured) ...
January 13, 2020

Multinational tech and e-commerce giant Amazon’s subscription streaming platform, Amazon Prime Video, has greenlit a new documentary about German World Cup champ and FC Bayern Munich legend Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Schweinsteiger (pictured) is an FA Cup winner, seven-time DFB Cup winner, eight-time German Champion, UEFA Champions League winner and FIFA World Champion. He retired a fan favorite after a 17-year career.

The as-yet untitled film will give viewers unprecedented access to the soccer star’s life and career, including his family life and marriage to tennis star Ana Ivanović.

The doc is produced by Til Schweiger and his production company Barefoot Films.

“With this documentary, that is exclusively available on Prime Video, great cinema meets great football,” said Christoph Schneider, managing director of Prime Video Germany, in a statement. “Prime members can look forward to a high quality film experience from Til Schweiger that gives unprecedented insights into Bastian Schweinsteiger’s life on and off the pitch.”

“For me, Bastian Schweinsteiger is one of the greatest German football players that has ever existed, and he is also a great person. Schweinsteiger means pure emotion for me. Usually, I have to write something like this in a script first; with Basti it’s easy. There has to be a film produced about him,” added Schweiger.

The feature-length doc will launch exclusively on Prime Video later this year. A premiere date has not yet been set.

(Photo courtesy of Bastian Schweinsteiger, via Twitter)

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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