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Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

R
120 min | Biography, Drama, History

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 ...See moreFact 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. Written by John Sacksteder See less
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Shimon Arama (story) | Zion Haen (story) | Andrzej Krakowski (screenplay) | Laurence Heath (screenplay)
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$ 33,963
Gross (USA)
$ 408,839
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Dec 8, 1989 (United States)

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Willem Dafoe
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Robert Loggia
Father Arouch Father Arouch   See fewer
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Wendy Gazelle
Allegra Allegra   See fewer
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Kelly Wolf
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Costas Mandylor
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Hartmut Becker
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Grazyna Krukówna
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Jerzy Gralek
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Jack Messinger
Greek prisoner Greek prisoner   See fewer
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Tuvia Tavi
Greek prisoner Greek prisoner   See fewer
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Danny Segev
Greek prisoner Greek prisoner   See fewer
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Avi Keidar
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Andrzej Wojaczek
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Ewa Lesniak
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Halina Chrobak
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Ireneusz Tomczak
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Teddy Atlas
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Krzysztof Bauman
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Andrzej Bryg
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Roman Klosowski
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Edward Kusztal
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Joseph Lis
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Tomasz Lulek
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Anna Nowak
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Hanna Pater
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Maria Probosz
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Irena Romanska
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Edward Skarga
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6.9 / 10 | 1,928 votes