An odd-ball comedy about the life-changing friendship between a retired athlete and his reluctant athletic protégé. Daljeet is one of life’s dreamers who inspires Germaine to discover a future worth running to.
Synopsis:An odd-ball comedy about the unlikely and life-changing friendship between Daljeet, a 71-year-old Sikh and Germaine, his reluctant athletic protégé. Daljeet is one of life’s dreamers who inspires Germaine to discover a future worth running to.
Daljeet ran in Mexioc in 1968 where he met Tommie Smith and John Carlos -- Olympic heroes, notorious for the black power salute. Their gesture changed the world and his life forever and now Daljeet wants Germaine to taste its power.
It’s a big, bold, ballsy story about two characters at critical points in their lives — one approaching the end of his and determined to leave a legacy of hope; the other is at the very beginning of his and on the brink of making the wrong choice.
With the right casting – think Sir Ben Kingsley as we’ve never seen him before: short shorts, yellow turban and stick insect legs; quirky cameos for sporting heroes and a strong ensemble cast, it is a feelgood urban fairy tale that celebrates eccentricity and doing the right thing.