Rise (2022)

Director: Akin Omotoso

Writer(s): Arash Amel

Starring: Manish Dayal, Taylor Nichols, Maximiliano Hernández, Yetide Badaki, Dayo Okeniyi, Uche Agada, Pilar Holland, Chinua Baraka Payne, Babis Hawk Konstantinou, Phil Blevins, McColm Cephas Jr., Jahleel Kamara, Nicolas Politis, Ral Agada, Lina Patsiou, Aaron Kingsley Adetola, Efthimis Chalkidis, Elijah Sholanke, Jake Schwencke, Sarp Doga Celik, Jaden Osimuwa, Anthony Abiola, Tassos Giannopoulos, Eleftherios Platis, Sotiria Gloustianou, Ioannis Plas, Aristeidis Koutsiaftis, Vasileios Stylianos Sotiropoulos, Alexandros Mylonas

Synopsis: Follow three Nigerian-Greek brothers, who are raised out of anonymity and thrust into the fame of professional basketball. Parents Vera and Charles Antetokounmpo move to Greece from Nigeria for a chance at a better life for their family. The couple work hard to provide for their five children, while the reality of deportation from a difficult citizenship system threatens the dreams for their children. In order to earn enough money to pay the bills, the family works together to sell souvenirs to tourists in Athens. When opportunity arises, the Antetokounmpo brothers take their frustrations to the public basketball courts. Individually, they quickly realize that although they have no experience in the sport, they are naturally gifted ball players. With the help of a talent agent, the trio decide to pursue careers in the NBA.

Release Date: June 24, 2022 (USA) | Length: 113 min | Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport | MPAA Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language. | Note(s): I wasn’t able to identify Anthony Abiola.