A deep dive into the life of Romanian tennis legend Ilie Nastase, the sport's original rebel.

1972 was a turning point in Ilie Nastase’s career: he won his first US Open, while reaching both Wimbledon and Davis Cup finals. Moving back and forth in time and featuring amazing archive footage and exclusive interviews with top athletes, the documentary explores Nastase’s highs and lows, the controversies that surrounded him and the enduring impact he has had on the world of tennis. Lovable, charming and generous, yet temperamental, arrogant and obscene. Mr. Nice’n’Nasty disrupted the old-fashioned etiquette of the sport in the 70s thus becoming its first rebel rockstar


  • ScriptTudor Giurgiu
  • ScriptCristian Pascariu
  • ScriptTudor D. Popescu
  • Director of PhotographyAlex Brendea
  • EditorTudor D. Popescu


  • Ilie Năstase
  • Ion Țiriac
  • John McEnroe
  • Jimmy Connors
  • Bjorn Borg


  • Tudor Giurgiu
  • Cristian Pascariu
  • Tudor D. Popescu


  • Tudor Giurgiu
  • Cosmin Hodor

Produced by

  • Libra Films Romania