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Max Schmeling (2010)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Sport | August 2012 (USA)
Max Schmeling's fights against Joe Louis are listed in the best 10 ten fights of all times.

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Enad Licina ...
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Pomeranian (NE German) boxer Max Schmelling, a fair, courageous gentleman, becomes world champion and a national hero in the early 1930s, winning the hand of singer Anny Ondra. Just for loosing against younger, fitter colored American Joe Louis, the Nazi regime lifts Max's privileges and sends him to the front, hoping he'll be killed in action. Yet he survives the conquest of Crete and by freeing a British prisoner unwittingly saves his own skin when after the Soviet conquest of his home region, Max is nearly taken PoW. He starts all over, although rather too old, with remarkable results. Written by KGF Vissers

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Production company Boll KG tried to sell a bit part via eBay for around $750 but there were no bids. The auction was held again without a reserve and ended for less than $100. See more »

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Referenced in Am Set von 'Max Schmeling' (2009) See more »

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Max Schmeling a great story boxing of the year 1930
17 March 2017 | by (Liege, Belgium) – See all my reviews

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This film traces the life of the legendary German boxer Max Schmeling, a German boxer born on 28 September 1905 in Klein Luckow (Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania) and died on 2 February 2005 in Wenzendorf (Lower Saxony). He was world heavyweight champion between 1930 and 1932 and will be making himself the first European heavyweight champion of the world. On June 12, 1930, after beating the American Jack Sharkey. Schmeling lost his title to points against Sharkey two years later, in 1932, but later beat the all-time African American champion Joe Louis on June 6, 1936, knocked down on the fourth and then KO in the 12th round . During the rematch organized on 22 June 1938, Louis wins by technical knockout in the 1st round. Max Schmeling later said: "After this defeat, I no longer existed for Hitler, my name had disappeared from the newspapers. Schmeling had then become the shame of Nazi Germany, and Hitler felt humiliated by this defeat in the face of a black man, repudiating him and sending him to battle on the front where he would do everything possible to survive. The production of the film by Uwe Boll is perfect and the film is even better thanks to the exceptional interpretation of Henry Maske. I loved this movie and I think it's really a movie to see or review.


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