From rags to riches to saviour
Inspired by real events, King of the Cage is the story of Thiago, a boy who grew up in a poverty-stricken favela in Brazil. By the time he’s twelve he has become an armed drug dealer, working for the Don of Rocinha.
But his street fighting skills are spotted by a local gym owner who trains him in Mixed Martial Arts. Within a few years, Cage Fighting gives him the chance to escape the life that brings violence and death to so many people.
He goes to London and becomes an international champion, but chooses to return to the favela to help bring about desperately needed change.
Written by Rupert Charmak Directed by Anna Muylaert Produced by David Burns & Angel Melo