6.3/10
476
6 user 2 critic

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 »

Director:

Jacques Ouaniche
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A group of German soldiers become stranded in a German-Russian village of women and children during WWII.

Director: Ed Ehrenberg
Stars: Lars Doppler, Simon Hangartner, Clarissa Molocher
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Soviet troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.

Director: Aleksandr Kott
Stars: Aleksey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Michalik
Stars: Thomas Solivérès, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Gagarin blasted off in a Vostok rocket and he orbited Earth for 108 minutes. He was the cosmonaut who was selected from over three thousand fighter pilots throughout the Soviet Union.

Director: Pavel Parkhomenko
Stars: Yaroslav Zhalnin, Mikhail Filippov, Olga Ivanova
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

1979. Carole and Jerome are 20 and go on tour in Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. They are cousins and pretend engaged. The day as tourists, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening... See full summary »

Directors: Philippe Kotlarski, Anne Weil
Stars: Soko, Jérémie Lippmann, Vladimir Friedman
22 Bullets (2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend.

Director: Richard Berry
Stars: Jean Reno, Kad Merad, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings.

Director: Cédric Jimenez
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Forty year old Joe is a talented property broker, but a complete catastrophe as a family man and has a neighbor he can't stand. One day he does something he should never have done.

Director: Sylvestre Sbille
Stars: Jonathan Zaccaï, Ben Riga, Laurent Capelluto
Wrong I (2012)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while.

Director: Quentin Dupieux
Stars: Jack Plotnick, Todd Giebenhain, Eric Judor
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Lovecraft visualizes 3 stories in Necronomicon: The Drowned, The Cold and Whispers, about bringing a dead wife and child back to life, extending life and aliens.

Directors: Christophe Gans, Shûsuke Kaneko, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tony Azito, Juan Fernández
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.

Director: Peter Flinth
Stars: Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.

Directors: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte
Stars: Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

User Reviews

 
Boxing as a way out ... or is it?
8 February 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Just the background of this movie is incredible and it is hard not to feel emotional. With the situation in general and our main "character" (based on actual events), this packs a punch (as some have already noted here). The performance is gripping and the tragedy that unfolds is actually crushing.

Having lived in a period like that obviously would've been even more crushing. But the movie does not sugar coat anything either. And while a couple of other boxing movies get nods and recognition (Southpaw or more recent Creed, deservedly so too by the way), this is an underrated and well shot movie, that actually has a lot to say too


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Israel | Bulgaria | UK

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 November 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Young Perez See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,210
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed