Yes, I know (please take your foot offa my throat) that the IMDB says it was released in 1973, but the actual date of release is 1972. (Cough, cough)SPOILER ALERT
THE WINNERS (1972) EMIL NOFAL
Allegedly autobiographical in tone, this production is the intense, draining and powerful story of Will Maddox who is a winner at everything and in everything. His almost insane desire to win at all costs eventually causes him to lose everything, including his family who are driven away by his crazed desire of success and all it brings.
Also known internationally as My Way
(the Frank Sinatra theme song is used throughout the film) and very weirdly as Super Jocks
in the United States, this is truly one of the all time classic South African productions, with excellent photography, music, editing and superb acting. With Joe Stewardson, Marie du Toit, Richard Loring, Tony Jay, John Higgins, Ken Leach, Madeline Usher and Jenny Mayer.
Followed five years later by a sequel The Winners 2
(a.k.a Again My Way) directed by Jans Rautenbach.