Based on Martin’s personal account In the Shadow of San Siro, Tigers is a high pressure coming-of-age drama about a young man’s burning obsession in a world where everything, and everyone, has a price tag. With a perspective on the world of professional sports, director Ronnie Sandahl tells the true story of 16-year-old prodigy Martin (played by Erik Enge) as he navigates his way through the football industry.
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. 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.