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Watch trailers for Bruno Banani film about Tonga Olympic luger

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A documentary on Tongan luger Bruno Banani is playing across Germany starting this weekend, but American fans can get a taste of the film by watching two trailers.

“Being Bruno Banani” features the first Winter Olympian from Tonga who gained fame starting in early 2012, when the story of his name was widely publicized. Banani’s real name is Fuahea Semi, but he changed it to the name of his German clothing sponsor as a marketing ploy.

He qualified for the Sochi Olympics and placed 32nd out of 39 finishers in the men’s luge competition.

The trailer videos, some parts of which are in German, are above and below. Check out a cameo from the two-time reigning Olympic champion Felix Loch of Germany.

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