The shooting of a film “Pocket Hercules: Naim Süleymanoğlu,” featuring the life of Turkish Olympic champion weightlifter Naim Süleymanoğlu, who died in November 2018 at the age of 50 due to liver failure, continues in Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian-born Süleymanoğlu, known as “pocket Hercules,” who was only 1.47 meters tall, scored a historic hat-trick of consecutive Olympic titles starting in Seoul in 1988 then Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996.
His exploits made him a national hero in Turkey, where he is regarded as one of the greatest sports personalities in the country’s history.
Özer Feyzioğlu is the director of the film. The film, written by Barış Pirhasan, is starring Hayat Van Eck, Yetkin Dikinciler, Gürkan Uygun, Selen Öztürk, Levent Ülgen, Renan Bilek, Barış Kıralioğlu, Bülent Alkış, Kemal Başar, Maria Rumenova Sotirova, Mehmet Esen, Evren Erler, Mustafa Kırantepe, Ugur Güneş and İsmail Hacıoğlu.
The film will be released on 25th October.