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Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot

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Thirteen time All-Star, League MVP, Finals MVP, NBA Superstar Dirk Nowitzki is one of the greatest and most famous athletes of all time as the first non-American to lead his team to a NBA victory. NOWITZKI. THE PERFECT SHOT was produced by Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Leopold Hoesch and features exclusive NBA footage and interviews with NBA legends such as Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming, Steve Nash, Michael Finley, Jason Kidd, Rick Carlisle, Mark Cuban, David Stern, Don Nelson and former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt covering the incredible success story of Dirk Nowitzki, from second league German basketball to one of the top athletes of the NBA. It’s the story of the fascinating relationship between Dirk Nowitzki and his personal coach and mentor Holger Geschwindner. Holger, the German basketball legend and scientist recognized Nowitzki’s talent early on and helped Nowitzki invent a perfect jump shot: German engineering meets NBA basketball. It is also a film about Dirk Nowitzki and billionaire Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks and how they became who they top team they are today. NOWITZKI: THE PERFECT SHOT is ultimately a film about friendship, what it really takes to fulfill your dreams and the indestructible desire to win.


Director Sebastian Dehnhardt

Producer Leopold Hoesch

Production company BROADVIEW PICTURES

Creative producer Peter Wolf

Director of photography Johannes Imdahl

Edited by André Hammesfahr

Music Stefan Ziethen

With funding from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
The German Federal Film Fund (DFFF)
The German Federal Film Board (FFA)


Dirk Nowitzki
Holger Geschwindner
Kobe Bryant, Michael Finley, Yao Ming, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Vince Carter,
Mark Cuban, Don Nelson, Donnie Nelson, Rick Carlisle, David Stern,
Helga Nowitzki, Jorg Nowitzki, Silke Nowitzki, Jessica Nowitzki,
and former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt


“A worthy profile of the defining Dallas sports star of this generation.” – Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

“**** A fascinating march through his career and will leave you liking a man that was already about as well-liked as a pro athlete can be. Just about everything you could want to know about Dirk Nowitzki is here.” – Mac Engel, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

“A great story of family, hard work and triumph” - Chuck Cooperstein, ESPN Radio

“An absolute must for any sports fan.” - Ben Rogers, 105.3 The Fan

“A fascinating tale” - Mike Rhyner, Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket

“If you know Dirk like we do in Dallas, it’s mesmerizing.” - Corby Davidson, Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket

“Any Mavs fan will come away satisfied.” – Peter Simek, D Magazine

Date for DVD release subject to change.