About the film
prisoner concentration camp world war ii nazi boxer sports escape based on short story prizefight starvation
The Boxer and Death
Release Date: February 22, 1963
|Production Companies||:||Štúdio hraných filmov Bratislava|
|Producers||:||Viliam Čánky, Emil Bandík, Tatiana Gucalová|
|Writers||:||Peter Solan, Józef Hen, Józef Hen, Tibor Vichta|
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.