Set in a small village in the Congo, where one of the villagers’ favourite pastimes is either to watch or to take part in a form of very civilised “fighting” that involves two young men in loin cloths trying to flip the other to the ground.
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The Wrestlers is more of a pleasant National Geographic documentary (albeit without the western gaze) than it is an engaging film. A great deal of beautiful scenery, some nice traditional music, men throwing each other to the ground, but not a lot in the way of actual narrative. Full Review: http://cinephiledreams.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-wrestlers-1982.html