A compelling and cinematically written story of one of the best kickboxers in the world, but also a revealing glimpse into Verhoeven’s personal life. For the first time, he tells the story of his troubled childhood. His disturbed relationship with his mother, and the role of his father, who trained him in the first years but eventually ended up outside Verhoeven’s sporting team. It laid the foundation for a very complicated band, which recently tragically ended with the death of Verhoeven’s father. RICO is not only a story about sporting willpower and discipline, but also a moving account of another struggle: that to break free from your past.