Nowitzki. The Perfect Shot

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Nowitzki. The perfect shot
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Nowitzki. Der perfekte Wurf
Directed bySebastian Dehnhardt
Produced byLeopold Hoesch
Written bySebastian Dehnhardt
StarringDirk Nowitzki
Holger Geschwindner
CinematographyJohannes Imdahl
Edited byAndré Hammesfahr
Release date
16 September 2014
Running time
105 minutes
LanguageGerman, English

Nowitzki. The perfect shot is a German documentary film produced by Leopold Hoesch which concerns the career of Dirk Nowitzki from the second German Basketball League to the NBA. The films premiered on 16 September 2014 in Cologne.


The film depicts the relationship between Dirk Nowitzki and his personal coach and mentor Holger Geschwindner. Geschwindner developed Nowitzki's talent with various means including science to improve Nowitzki's jump shots. The film features basketball footage and personalities such as Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming, Steve Nash, Michael Finley, Jason Kidd, Rick Carlisle Marc Cuban, David Stern, Don Nelson, and former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.


The film is produced by Broadview TV and supported with means by the Filmcommission NRW and the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF). In the summer of 2014, over 100.000 Euros was generated within 24 hours through the online marketspace Zencap for its international distribution.

The song All Night by Parov Stelar was used in the credits.


The film was nominated for the German Film Award 2015, the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival and the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival.

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