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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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Release date
Dec 8, 1989 (United States)

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Willem Dafoe
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Wendy Gazelle
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Hartmut Becker
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Grazyna Krukówna
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Jerzy Gralek
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Jack Messinger
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Danny Segev
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Avi Keidar
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Lew Rywin
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Toni Bark
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Magda Nodzio
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Anna Nowak
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6.8 / 10 | 2,103 votes