Triumph of the Spirit

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Triumph of the Spirit

concentration camp world war ii jew persecution auschwitz-birkenau concentration camp boxer biography 1940s boxing

Triumph of the Spirit

Release Date: December 08, 1989

Year    :   1989
Slogan    :   «From the Academy Award Winning Producer of "Platoon"»
Genres    :   Drama, War
Production Companies    :   Nova International Films
Director    :   Robert M. Young
Producers    :   Mike Fenton, Arnold Kopelson, Shimon Arama, Roni Ya'ackov, Sonja Karon, Evan Kopelson
Writers    :   Shimon Arama, Andrzej Krakowski, Laurence Heath, Zion Haen
RunTime    :   120 mins.

Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and brother were also held as insurance that he would continue to fight.

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