Anthony Wonke


Trombone Productions


Dazzler / Sky

About the project

From Emmy and triple BAFTA-winning director Anthony Wonke comes the biographical documentary charting the life and career of renowned jockey Frankie Dettori.‘

DETTORI is the exhilarating, tub-thumping celebration of inspirational jockey Frankie Dettori, the rock star of racing and one of the most decorated sportsmen of all time. In the twilight of a controversial and turbulent career, illuminated by stunning victories and his raw charisma, and defined by a complex relationship with his driven father, Frankie’s story thrusts us into the high-stakes world of horse racing as never seen before.’

From his strict upbringing in Italy to his early years in England Frankie himself opens up about the difficulties and challenges he faced in order to become one of the greatest jockeys in the history of horse racing.

This is obviously a film for racing fans to savour, but the content of director Anthony Wonke’s documentary proves an enthralling insight into the mind of a top sportsman, who has endured titanic struggles and triumphant comebacks as he continuously pushes himself to new heights of success. Like Frankie Dettori himself, this big screen film is wonderful entertainment.


Some impressions

„Emotional documentary clears every hurdle“

The Guardian

Pictures from the World Premiere in London


The Guardian

„Director Anthony Wonke picks a beautifully clear path through the blizzard of life events and intra-family strife; it can’t have been easy.“

the full review

Racing Post

„I feel emotionally put through the wringer – Frankie’s new film hits the mark“

the full review


„… a brilliant history packed with intrigue and romanticism. Dig deeper and we find it has the potential to be so much more – a story about what makes us human, the things we can achieve and what keeps pushing us forward.“

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