Original Name: Tigrar
English Name: Tigers
Year: 2020
Run Time: 116 Min
Language: Swedish, Italian, English
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Sweden, Italy, Denmark
Director: Ronnie Sandahl
Producer: Piodor Gustafsson, Lucia Nicolai, Marcello Paolillo, Birgitte Skov
Cast: Erik Enge, Alfred Enoch, Frida Gustavsson, Maurizio Lombardi, Alberto Basaluzzo
Screenplay: Ronnie Sandahl
Cinematographer: Marek Septimus Wieser
Editor: Åsa Mossberg
Sound Designer: Hans Møller
Music Composer: Jonas Colstrup
Costume Designer: Mariano Tufano
Production Designer: Kajsa Severin Palme
Production Company: Black Spark Film & TV, Art Of Panic, SF Studios Production AB


  • Busan IFF 2020
  • Crossing Europe FF 2021
  • Guldbagge Awards 2022
  • Göteborg FF 2021
  • Palm Springs IFF 2022
  • Rome FF 2020

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2014 Underdog
  • 2012 The Route 43 Miracle (Short)
  • 2012 Mirakel utmed riksväg 43 (Short)
  • 2011 Lyckliga Jävel (Short)

Director’s Biography:

Ronnie Sandahl (born in 1984) is a screenwriter, director and author with a background in journalism. Since his feature debut Underdog (2015), Ronnie has been working on a movie trilogy on sports and psychology: in addition to Tigers, he also wrote the script for Borg vs McEnroe (2017) and the upcoming gymnastics drama Perfect, directed by Olivia Wilde, which was recently sold to Searchlight Pictures after a heated bidding war.


Martin is one of the most promising football talents Sweden has ever seen. At sixteen, his lifelong dream comes true when he is bought by one of Italy’s most prestigious clubs. Yet that dream comes at a very high price in terms of sacrifice, dedication, pressure and - most of all - loneliness. Martin begins to question whether this is actually the life he yearned for.

The film is a life and death rollercoaster ride through the modern-day football industry. With a unique perspective on the world of professional sports, It tells the true story of 16-year-old football prodigy Martin Bengtsson. A coming-of-age drama about a young man’s burning obsession in a world where everything, and everyone, has a price tag.