Stephan James stars as Olympic hero Jesse Owens in the new movie Race. Photo: Focus Features

Some real-life events couldnt be more right for movies, and the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics was one of them. In a compressed period of days, everything good about sports came into collision with everything evil in politics.

All the repulsive villains in the upcoming global catastrophe gathered together in a single location, only to find their aspirations thwarted by a single man, the American track and field athlete, Jesse Owens.

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