The Boxer and Death(Movie, 1969)

Original title: "Boxer a smrť" (Slovak/SK)
2h | Genres: Drama, War
The Boxer and DeathRating: 3.5/5 (with 33 votes)
The Boxer and Death (Slovak: Boxer a smrť) is a 1962 Slovak film directed by Peter Solan. The film is based on the life of Polish boxer Tadeusz "Teddy" Pietrzykowski, but in the film the boxer's name is Ján Komínek. It stars Štefan Kvietik and Manfred Krug, and was based on a Polish novel by Jozef Hen. A Hollywood remake Triumph of the Spirit was directed by Robert M. Young in 1989. ()
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About The Boxer and Death

Concentration camp commander Kraft finds out that prisoner Kominek is a former professional boxer. Overnight, the prisoner is made Kraft's exercise partner and unwillingly rises to a privileged position at the camp. His anger over the death of his friend and co-prisoner leads to open revolt. The film brings a new view of human degradation during fascism by a tragic story of one man whose only chance for survival is to accept the rules of an unequal game.

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Additional Information

Production country: Slovakia
Original language: Slovak (SK)
Spoken languages: Czech (CS), German (DE), Slovak (SK)
Translated into 10 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Slovak (SK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 02/22/1963
Cast: Valentina Thielová, Gerhard Rachold, Manfred Krug, Edwin Marian, Leopold Haverl, Dušan Lenci, Józef Kondrat, Hana Slivková, Štefan Kvietik, Jindrich Narenta, Ľudovít Ozábal, Štefan Winkler
Director: Peter Solan
Screenwriter: Józef Hen, Tibor Vichta

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