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Victor «Young» Perez, tells the astonishing, harrowing and incredible moving story of a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932.
Victor «Young» Perez, tells the astonishing, harrowing and incredible moving story of a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932. Perez started training as a boxer at age 14 along with his older brother Benjamin «Kid» Perez Perez rose to great fame via the help and guidance of Leon Bellier and had a brief relationship with French-Italian actress Mireille Balin. Perez was arrested in Paris on September 1943 and detained in the Drancy internment camp France, before being transported to Auschwitz where he was assigned to the Monowitz to serve as a slave laborer Victor Perez arrived at Auschwitz on October 10, 1943, as part of «Transport 60» a group of 1,000. He was held in AuschwitzIII/Monowitz. Whilst there he was forced to participate in boxing matches for the amusement of the Nazis. By 1945 Victor had survived 140 bouts in 15 months and won 139! Perez was one of the prisoners on the «Death March» that left the camp on January 18, 1945.
Festivals and awards:
San Paulo International Film Festival — Nominated — Best Feature Film
Santa Barbara International Film Festival — Nominated — Best International Feature
Genre: Drama, Biography, History
Country: Bulgaria, France, Israel
Translation: Russian subtitles
Runtime: 1h 43min
22 мая 2014
Director: Jacques Ouaniche
Cast: Brahim Asloum, Steve Suissa, Isabella Orsini