MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,463 this week

The Boxer (1963)
"Boxer a smrt" (original title)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 133 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 3 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 23 Oct 2010
 
list image
a list of 49 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 412 titles
created 3 months ago
 
list image
a list of 100 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Boxer" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Boxer (1963)

The Boxer (1963) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Boxer.
2 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Stars: Barbara Wrzesinska, Jan Myslowicz, Andrzej Zarnecki
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Daniel Burman
Stars: Alfredo Casero, Ingrid Rubio, Emilio Disi
Kristove roky (1967)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Juraj Jakubisko
Stars: Jirí Sýkora, Jana Stehnová, Vlado Müller
Cert nespi (1957)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Directors: Peter Solan, Fantisek Zácek
Stars: Eva Bartovicová, Julius Bulla, Stefan Figura
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Franco Brocani
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Peter Solan
Stars: Michal Belák, Stano Danciak, Vladimír Durdík
En garde (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Alice is 16 years old and an introverted girl with a special ability: she hears extraordinary good. When her mother sends her to a Catholic foster home, she remains an outsider in a group ... See full summary »

Director: Ayse Polat
Stars: Maria Kwiatkowsky, Pinar Erincin, Haluk Piyes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Kiichi Nakai, Narimi Arimori
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Franco Brocani
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Juraj Jakubisko
Stars: Philippe Avron, Jirí Sýkora, Magda Vásáryová
Boxer (1984)
Drama | Adventure | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Shanker is jailed for theft and there meets with Tony, who introduces him to professional boxing, after witnessing him fight an inmate. When he gets out of jail, Shanker takes up professional boxing.

Director: Raj N. Sippy
Stars: Tanuja, Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri
Cannibal Island (TV Movie 2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Cédric Condom
Stars: Fabrice Pierre, Natalia Dufraisse, Andrei Zayats
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Stefan Kvietik ...
Jan Komínek
Manfred Krug ...
Kraft
Valentina Thielová ...
Helga
Józef Kondrat ...
Venzlak
Edwin Marian ...
Willi
Gerhard Rachold ...
Holder
Jindrich Narenta ...
Dr. Gluk
Edmunt Ogrodzinski ...
Stasek
Janusz Bobek ...
Emil
Ján Kovácik
Zdenek Kraus ...
Ondro
Ludovit Ozabal ...
Marian
Magda Gödöle ...
Halina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Gec ...
German soldier
Leopold Haverl
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

12 April 1963 (Czechoslovakia)  »

Also Known As:

The Boxer  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a classic rediscovered
11 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fresh from the archives in a sparkling new print, this long overlooked classic from Czechoslovakia hasn't aged a day in the decades since it was made. With a bitter but masterful sense of irony it tells the story of a Slovakian inmate of a Nazi prison camp, who finds himself spared from the ovens but forced into an even worse predicament: he's fattened up to act as a sparring partner for the camp's amateur boxer commandant. The stark black and white realism of the film belies the often complex, co-dependent relationship between the two men. For the prisoner Kominek every boxing lesson becomes a contest between pride and humiliation, pitting his will to survive (i.e. take a beating) against his urge to KO an inferior opponent, and certainly die as a result. For the commandant Kraft (translation: Power) it's an ideal opportunity to exercise his notions of fair play and good sportsmanship, two concepts which become all the more warped and inhuman as smoke from the crematoriums fills the sky overhead.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I have this movie in my collection allwar
Discuss The Boxer (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?