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Victor Young Perez (2013)

Victor "Young" Perez , tells the astonishing, harrowing and incredible moving story of a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932. Perez started ... See full summary »

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Jacques Ouaniche
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Brahim Asloum Brahim Asloum ... Victor 'Young' Perez
Steve Suissa Steve Suissa ... Benjamin Perez
Isabella de Ligne-La Trémoïlle ... Mireille Balin (as Isabella Orsini)
Patrick Bouchitey ... Léon Bellières
Davy Sardou Davy Sardou ... Maxo
Bruce Payne ... Commandant Heinrich Schwarz
Pierre Henri Toubas Pierre Henri Toubas ... Brown (as Pierre Toubas)
Romain Canonne Romain Canonne ... Marcel (as Romain Cannone)
Alaa Safi ... Battling Mokhtar
Roma Roma ... Weiss
Colin Deleau Colin Deleau ... Kurtz
Albert Iluz ... Jo Baranes (as Albert Illouz)
Dan Herzberg ... Aldo Pullicino
Médéric Ory Médéric Ory ... Jeannot
Evelin Hagoel ... La mère de Victor
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Victor "Young" Perez , tells the astonishing, harrowing and incredible moving story of a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932. Perez started training as a boxer at age 14 along with his older brother Benjamin "Kid" Perez Perez rose to great fame via the help and guidance of Leon Bellier and had a brief relationship with French-Italian actress Mireille Balin. The 5'1", 110-pound Perez won the International Boxing Union's version of the World Flyweight crown with a 2nd-round knockout of American champion Frankie Genaro, ergo becoming the youngest world champion in boxing history ! Perez was arrested in Paris on September 21, 1943 and detained in the Drancy internment camp France, before being transported to Auschwitz where he was assigned to the Monowitz to serve as a slave laborer Victor Perez arrived at Auschwitz on October 10, 1943, as part of "Transport 60" a group of 1,000. He was held in AuschwitzIII/Monowitz. Whilst there he was forced ... Written by Author;- the people.

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Following Perez' passing in 1945, he became the youngest (i.e. latest born) world champion to die, succeeding Tony Marino. A year later that status passed to Benny Lynch. See more »

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Well made movie about a man with a story worth to be told.
17 April 2020 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

I never heard of Victor Young Perez before, not that I'm a huge boxing fan or so (just watching a fight every now and then), but the truth is that his story is worth to be told, it's captivating (you can't help rooting for him), it's sad and emotional, but mostly it's a well made movie with good actors. I've been postponing to watch this movie for a while, thought I wasn't ready yet to watch another movie about boxing, but when I finally decide to watch it I realized it's just not only about boxing (although the boxing scenes are superb) but also about injustice, perseverence etc. In short, Victor Young Perez is a movie worth watching, and a name I won't ever forget from now on.


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France | Israel | Bulgaria | UK

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French

Release Date:

20 November 2013 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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$34,210
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