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29 Ratings

The Boxer and Death

Boxer a smrt

Directed by Peter Solan
Czechoslovakia, 1963


In a Nazi concentration camp, an escapee awaiting execution is spared when the commandant, a former prize-fighter, discovers the prisoner has amateur boxing ability. Ordered to train, he gradually sharpens his skills.

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The Boxer and Death Directed by Peter Solan

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  • Vlad's rating of the film The Boxer and Death

    The opening sequence is remarcable in the way it presents Kraft as a sportsman, and with a cut to the skull adorning the cap of the now uniformed man our perception of this character is subverted. Solan defies the instinct to portray commander from a singular viewpoint. I have my qualms towards how well the sequences depicting Kominek's moral dilemma and camp life are integrated.

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