Think breakdancing died in the ’80s? Think again. Planet B-Boy re-discovers one of the most incredible dance phenomena the world has ever seen. Originally known as “B-boying”, breakdancing was an urban dance form that originated from the streets of NYC during the ’70s, and served as one of the crucial elements in the birth of hip-hop culture in America. Like most dance fads, however, breakdancing eventually faded into the annals of pop-culture history. Three decades later, its is back in full force and has evolved into an art form, reaching a level never seen before. The basic moves from the early ’80s have developed into a highly sophisticated and unimaginably acrobatic dance form. This films takes you inside the international, underground b-boy scene happening today in Japan, France, Germany, South Korea, and the U.S, and explores the most compelling stories and characters of five of the best b-boy crews from around the globe as they prepare to face off at the Battle of the Year – one of the most prestigious b-boy events in the world, held annually in Germany that serves as the World Cup of b-boying. Along the way, we gain a poignant insight into their lives, their friends and families, and their unique cultural and social situations that drive them to devote their entire lives to the dance. At the battle, each crew goes head to head with crews from 19 different countries in one of the fiercest dance competitions ever seen. Ten thousand screaming fans witness their one shot at glory and see who will be crowned the winner.
“There are plenty of moves in this film that’ll make you just say…Damn!”