The Boxer and Death

A socio-psychological drama set in a Nazi concentration camp, where a prisoner, a former boxer, faces the camp commandant in the ring.

Boxer a smrť
Czechoslovakia 1962
  • Slovak
  • English
107 min.
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The most important work by Slovak director and screenwriter Peter Solan, filmed during the "Golden Sixties”. A film offering a new approach to the theme of humiliating of poeple during fascism. It captures the tragedy of a man whose only chance to survive is to become a human target of the concentration camp commander's passion for boxing.

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Credits
Director: Peter Solan
Based on: Józef Hen
Screenplay: Józef Hen, Tibor Vichta, Peter Solan
Cinematography: Tibor Biath
Music: Wiliam Bukový
Sound: Eugen Kiss
Editing: Bedřich Voděrka
Production Design: Anton Krajčovič
Producer: Viliam Čánky
Costumes: Ferdinand Konček
Cast: Štefan Kvietik, Manfred Krug, Valentina Thielová, Józef Kondrat, Edwin Marian, Gerhard Rachold, Jindřich Narenta, Edmund Ogrodźinski, Janusz Bobek, Ján Kováčik
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