Director: Marco Eisenbarth, Copyright: 4ReelDocs, Germany, 4K, 6 x 20-30′, 2018, Rights: World
The ‘Pretty Bastards’ dream of making a living as professional wrestlers. But the struggle is real in a business that is deemed to be fake.
“BASTARDS” is a wrestling documentary series that follows the German-Iranian wrestling tag team ‘Pretty Bastards’ as they make their way through the independent wrestling circuit. Maggot and Prince Ahura. Two characters that couldn’t be any more different and still have much more in common than wrestling. The Bastards themselves and many of their companions give you the tour through this very unique place called the world of wrestling. Their minds always set on the dream to one day being able to make a living off of wrestling, they keep fighting obstacles, injuries and sometimes themselves. Through ups and downs, success and failure, the ‘Pretty Bastards’ are not only building a wrestling tag-team but a real brotherhood. Meet the Bastard Sons of Wrestling!
“BASTARDS” isn’t your classic sports documentary. It’s not exclusively designed for wrestling fans but for those who have no connection to wrestling, who are sceptical of wrestling. It’s a story of chasing an impossible dream against all odds. And still the viewer gets a peek behind the curtain of this enigma that is the world of wrestling.
Best Creator/Documentary for “BASTARDS.” – Asia Web Awards 2019
Best Documentary for “BASTARDS.” – Apulia Web Fest 2020
Best Documentary for “BASTARDS.” – Die Seriale 2019
Best Documentary for “BASTARDS.” – Bilbao Seriesland 2019
Best Documentary for “BASTARDS.” – Rio Webfest 2019
Best Cinematography for “BASTARDS.” – Rio Webfest 2019
Best Directing for “BASTARDS.” – Rio Webfest 2019