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The Champion of Auschwitz (15)

The Champion of Auschwitz

The story of the pre-war boxing champion Tadeusz "Teddy" Pietrzykowski, who in 1940 arrives with the first transport of prisoners to the newly created Auschwitz concentration camp.

Before the war, Teddy was the bantamweight vice-champion of Poland and a champion in his hometown of Warsaw. Captured and sent to the notorious concentration camp, his boxing talent gains interest from the German officers. During his 3-year imprisonment in the camp, Tadeusz “Teddy” Pietrzykowski fought over 40 victorious duels, becoming a symbol of hope for victory over Nazi terror. However, beating up Germans and collaborators in the ring has its own repercussions. This extraordinary true story is told with all the grit and determination Teddy exhibits in his fights. Director Maciej Barczewski handles things with commendable restraint. (subtitles)

Poland 2020 Maciej Barczewski 91m

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