Bruce Lee and the Outlaw
Director
Joost Vandebrug
Producer
ANDREA CORNWELL
Genre
Documentary
Release
2019
About

Nicu, a young homeless boy, is adopted by Bruce Lee, the notorious ‘King of the Underworld’ in the Bucharest tunnels.

Nicu, a young homeless boy, is adopted by Bruce Lee, the notorious ‘King of the Underworld’ in the Bucharest tunnels.

The Reviews

brutal, beautiful portrait of a Romanian street kid *****

The Guardian
The Story

Nicu lives with his gang of friends in the streets and parks around Bucharest's North Station. Huffing from bags of silver paint, they beg and solicit to survive, building friendships among the growing street community of kids.​

Nicu is adopted by Bruce Lee, the notorious “King of the Underworld” and goes to live with him in the tunnels underneath Bucharest.

As Nicu grows up, he starts to realise that perhaps the King of the Underworld is not the perfect father,and has to make a choice between staying in Bruce's gang, or living a 'normal' life above ground.

Filmed over six years by Joost Vandebrug, BRUCE LEE AND THE OUTLAW is a modern-day Oliver Twist story under the streets of Bucharest.

grain media and revolver Amsterdam present. in association with eo / ikondocs. with the support of a small world foundation.

The Reviews

A story everyone should hear, powerfully executed and visually flawless.

Digital Fix

A poignant, beautiful snapshot of a young boy’s most important years.

Forge

This is an incredibly personal work from a filmmaker that is bound to become hugely influential.

Reel Steel
Best World Documentary, Busan International Film Festival 2018 Winner
SOS Documentary Award DokFest Munich 2019 Winner
Special Jury Prize TRT Documentary Awards 2019 Winner
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