The Boxer and Death

Bozer a smrt (Czechoslovakia)

Directed by:
Peter Solan
Cast:
Štefan Kvietik, Manfred Krug, Valentina Thielová
Duration:
1h:42m
TIFF edition:
2014
Category:
Synopsis:

Concentration camp commander Kraft finds out that prisoner Komínek 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 feelings about his situation change following the death of his friend Venžlak. His anger leads to open revolt.

Festivals
San Francisco 1963

Awards
Special Jury Award - San Francisco 1963
 

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