Breaking the Limits (Najlepszy)

7.51 h 44 min201718+
'Breaking the Limits' is the award-winning biopic of Jerzy Gorski, an alcoholic and drug addict, who despite all odds turns his life around to become winner of the Ironman Triathlon and a Polish sports legend. Featuring a Polish all-star cast, the film depicts Gorski's battle with addiction and arduous training sessions against the backdrop of 1970s and 80s communist Poland.
Lukasz Palkowski
Jakub GierszalArkadiusz JakubikJanusz Gajos
English [CC]
Audio languages
Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started.
Add to Watchlist
Add to
By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms. Sold by Services LLC.
Write review

More details

Supporting actors
Artur ZmijewskiMagdalena CieleckaKamila KaminskaAnna ProchniakAdam WoronowiczSzymon Piotr WarszawskiMateusz KosciukiewiczTomasz KotDelfina WilkonskaJakub ZajacZbigniew Paterak
Krzysztof Szpetmanski
Polish Film Club
Purchase rights
Stream instantly Details
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Available to watch on supported devices


4.6 out of 5 stars

32 global ratings

  1. 80% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 8% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 0% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% of reviews have 1 stars
Write a customer review
Sorted by:

Top reviews from the United States

Original Toe KneeReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
YES! Overcoming the odds, you WILL be inspired.
Verified purchase
Here's a true life story for you! A true life story of a drug addicted youth who found a way to accept help and re-find himself. Through tragedy and set-backs and an ongoing struggle he rises to accomplish and WIN where few ever qualify to even compete. This is not merely a "sports" story, in fact, it's a "triumph over your inner demons and rise to your truest potential" story. My reviews do not include plot summaries or details of a film. You can discover the many ways in which this story might remind you of your own personal WILL be inspired. In spite of this being a Polish language film, the dialogue was paced just right; I found the english subtitles to be timed very well, giving adequate time to ENJOY the wonderful cinematography and acting while reading dialogue.
One person found this helpful
PolishwomaninnewyorkReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
true story!
Verified purchase
uplifting, watch it in your darkest moment to help you up
4 people found this helpful
Lisa UskovReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very powerful message
Verified purchase
A powerful tragic journey to the end was a good message.. I really liked this movie so much! I never forgot this movie. This is the movie I would recommend.
2 people found this helpful
MelReviewed in the United States on September 22, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not Perfect But Very, Very Good
Verified purchase
True story about a young man who lifts himself up from the gutter. He has much "tough love" from some hard-nosed yet very caring people. That along with his determination and commitment he succeeds. Recommended for all addicts for sure and anyone else who wants to watch a very inspiring and entertaining story.
2 people found this helpful
Gustav NilssonReviewed in the United States on February 4, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Goes far beyond the traditional triathlon movies
Verified purchase
Based on a true story, the narrative focus on all the drama surrounding a drug addicted and his tormenting demons. It is inspiring, heartbreaking with hard to swallow truth. Triathlon is the cherry of a winner story in a much complex life situation.

It's different from any other triathlon movie I watched. It's a drama worthy see. Not suitable for kids.
One person found this helpful
MartinReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
An inspirational film w/ awesome acting cast
Verified purchase
This film really shows how family, friends and community support lifts up the spirit of the one who want to overcome their misgivings. This is a true example of never giving up on oneself. Thumbs up!
One person found this helpful
Jonathan F.Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase
in the middle of a major injury and i needed that
One person found this helpful
MarcelaReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Depicted inner demons in an exceptional way
Verified purchase
I completed an ironman myself, I also wanted to leave behind my demons. Truly inspiring movie, reminds me how powerful our mind is, for good and for bad. Luckily he put his to great use
2 people found this helpful
See all reviews