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Inside Borussia Dortmund Documentary Review On Amazon

Sunday, 24th November, 2019

Inside Borussia Dortmund - Review of the Amazon Documentary

Amazon is getting a good reputation for it’s football documentaries. I’ve watched a couple of them, and when I saw Inside Borussia Dortmund, I had to watch it.

It’s a 4 part documentary which tells you exactly what it is from the title: Inside Borussia Dortmund, where it takes you on board and gives you a look back at the 2018-19 season.

Here’s what I thought it.

First of all I have to mention that I’ve watched a few of these documentaries, and this one differs slightly. Six Dreams and the Man City documentary, All Or Nothing, were all about one season. Inside Borussia Dortmund differs, as this is not only about the previous season, but also the history of the club.

It comes in 4 parts, and within each part it goes through certain parts of the season in chronological order. However, part way through, it explores the history of the club, and the key moments in it’s history.

One part which was memorable for me was the period where Dortmund won the Champions League, beating Juventus in the final. It was really good to see what was happening in Germany and Dortmund at the time, and the story behind it all.

It also highlights the bus bombing in 2017 before a Champions League game, which was terrible, and the events surrounding the rescheduling of the game only a day later.

A lot of the documentary focuses more on the key people in the Dortmund hierarchy rather than the players, although many of them do appear. The players which appear the most would be Witsel, Reus, Burki and Gotze, with other players like Jadon Sancho also making a few appearances too.

There’s plenty of scenes at training, in the physio room as well as a couple of shots behind the scenes of some players mentioned, at home and away from football.

Whereas the other documentaries are about the players and the life of a footballer, Inside Dortmund is more about the club and it’s history. There’s interviews from people of the past such as Jurgen Klopp, who tells some pretty cool stories.

In the final episode it cuts back to the present (previous) season, and Dortmund miss out on the league title by 2 points.

Overall I really liked the documentary, and it’s another good watch for anyone who likes to get a behind the scenes look at football. It is very different from the Manchester City one which is completely about one season and the people at the club, while this dips in and out of the season.

I also have to mention the soundtrack: The song in the show is called Get Up by Schwarz, and I LOVE it!

It is worth a watch. You’ll need subtitles to get the proper experience (unless you speak German), and I believe there’s a dubbed version too (which I’m guessing won’t be as good).

If you like football, it’s worth watching.


Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger and T-shirt designer from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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