[PART 1] During World War II, Stan Vandewalle saves boxing trainer Max from the bombed German war prisoners camp, and shoots two German soldiers while escaping. After the war, Stan resolves...
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[PART 1] During World War II, Stan Vandewalle saves boxing trainer Max from the bombed German war prisoners camp, and shoots two German soldiers while escaping. After the war, Stan resolves to put all his frustration over the death of his slow-witted brother Aloïs, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, with his side-car against a farmer's truck in making come true Aloïs other dream, to see Stan becoming 'king of the world' as boxer. After Max introduces him to wealthy, greedy gay manager Dumont, his career takes a rocketing start, but he gets none of the proceeds. Stan's elder brother Romain, an honorless philanderer, finds out the cheating but prefers to demand his cut instead as exclusive bookie... [PART 2] Now sonny Fabien Dumont understands, like trainer Max, reminding Stan of Alois's death awakes enough hatred to make him win, he becomes Belgian national champion. After bookmaker Bernier takes revenge for Romain's betting exclusivity by having manager Dumont's boxing license ...Written by
I've seen this movie in avant-premiere. After seeing the movie, I have to admit I was a bit disappointed. To be honest I expect more of a Belgian movie. In my opinion, this movie has no highlight, there's no build up of the suspense, dialogs are superficial.
Kevin Janssens however did put down some good acting. On the other hand, I've seen better performances of Jan Decleir. The problem in my opinion is that there are no real character roles in this movie.
At the avant-premiere Kevin Janssens made an appearance. He told the audience that he had trained 2 years to put down a realistic performance of a boxer. I would however think a real boxer to be a little better in to shape than Kevin was. But nevertheless, as I've said before, he put down some good acting.
I'm not promoting this movie, but I'm not implying it's terrible as well. To me, this is just a movie, nothing more.
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