Article by: Bianca Beonio Brocchieri
Translation by: Elisa Grattarola, Elena Salama
Bleed for This shows its protagonist in an unusual way: wrapped with layers of cellophane, while pedaling furiously on a stationary bicycle and sweating like a broken sink. Soon after, he is weighed in front of a crowd of reporters: he falls into the lightweights’ category by a whisker, so that he can attend the big match for the world title. This is the beginning of the new film by Ben Younger – back to the screen after more than ten years since his last one, Prime – a biographical drama based on the life of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a boxer who actually existed, skillfully performed by the rising star Miles Teller, (Whiplash, The Spectacular Now).